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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 



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MINUTES 



128th Annual Session 



OF THE 



SAN DY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



CQjf. Olive, (Chatham (©ounjuy, R. (3., 



September 30th 9 and October 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1886, 



OFFICERS: 

Rev. W. H. H. LAWHON, Moderator,. ...Carthage, N. C. 

" J. W. CALDER, Cle&k, Harper's Cross Roads, N. C. 

J. D. DORSETT, Treasurer,... Silk Hope, N. C. 

Executive Board : 

Rev. Moses Baldwin, Wesley G. Cheek, Emsley Welch, Stephen 
P. Moore, L. R. Dixon. 



RALEIGH: 

Edwards, Broughton & Co., Power Printers and Binders. 

1886. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Mt. Olive, Chatham County, N. C. 

September 30th, 1886. 

The 128th Annual Session of the Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association met with the church at this place. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached at 11 o'clock, a. 
m., by Rev. J. F. Moore, from St. John the 4th chapter. The 
subject being the Healing of the Nobleman's Son. 

After an intermission of one hour to partake of the abund- 
ant refreshments provided, the Association promptly reas- 
sembled in the house for the transaction of the business of 
the session. 

The religious exercises were conducted and the body 
called to order by the Moderator Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon. 

The church letters were then called for and read by Rev. 
O. T. Edwards and Bro. S. P. Teague, Jr., and the delegates 
enrolled as follows : 

Bear Creek — Rev. S. Gilinore, L. R. Dixon, E. H. McMaous. 

Bethany— E. D. Nail, S. P. Moore, E. D. Nail, Jr. 

Bethlehem — Rev, J. F. Moore, C. T. Sullivan, J. A. Jackson. 

Brush Creek — J. R. Gilbert, Henry Gee, Joseph Kemp. 

Carthage — J. W. Pagan, C. Hales, Walter Deaton, 

Cedar Falls — A. Crutchfield, Ben]. Lanier, Isaac Aired. 

Columbia— T. M. C. Johnson, Willis Luther, J. F. Siler. 

Cool Spring— J, D. Henly, T. M. Temple, W. M. Gilmore. 

Cranes Creek — T. Goodwin, T. J. Jones, Johnnie Byrd. 

Deep Creek — 

Beep River — 

Emmaus -H P. Smith, B. E. Webster, Thos. Daflord. 

Fphesus—Bev. W. G. King, N. T. Tyson, J. W. Hawley. 

Fall Creek— Dr. S. E. Teague, J. M. Purvis, E. C. Brewer. 

Friendship — D. Johnson, P. D. Muse, J. L. Phillips. 

Fork Creek — H. Hancock, Jno. Cagle, J. S. Hancock. 

Gum Spring— A. T. Lambeth, W. B. Gilmore, J. P. Bridges. 

Haywood— Rev. O. Churchill, W. B, Wilkie, T. W. Moore. 

Hickory Mountain— -T. Pickard, W. J. Hackney, S. P. Teague, Jr. 

Jonesboro—H. S. Cox, W. I. Brooks, Alex Hunt. 

Love's Creek— J. D. Dorsett, W. L. Poe, C. D. Poe. 

Macedonia — 

Manly- H. C. Thaggard, Dr. J. A. Leslie, J. H. Petty. 

Mays Chapel— H. W. Peoples, R. M. Jones, H. M. Loyed. 



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Mechanics BUI— Geo. Moore, Win. Lambert. 

Mineral Springs— Rev. J. D. Hackney, Rev. J. W. Watson, J. 0. 
Dowd. 
Moon's Chapel— Rev. O. T. Edwards, A. W. Jordan, T. C. Matthews. 
Mt. Olive— R. F. Andrews, S. M. Jones, J. F. Glosson. 
Mt. Plesant—S. S. Siler, J. W. Siler, W. L. Kivett. 
Mt. Zion—R. L. Patterson, H. M. Crutchfield, T. M. Robinson. 
New Salem— G L. Glosson, H. M. Perrv, L. B. Pilkinton. 
Pittsboro—J. M. Griffin, W. N. Straughn, R. S. Eubanks. 
Poplar Ridge— 

Rives Chapel— W. C. Burk, A. J. Temple, L. J. Dark. 
Rock Spring— W. W. Dismukes, A. J. Cordle; T. W. Harmon. 
Rocky River— Rev. J. L. Smith, J. W. Teague, T. A. Buckner 
Sandy Branch— W . M. Glosson, L. M. Feilds, T. B. Moody. 
Sandy Creek— D. C. York, S. Stalev v W. J. Frazer. 
Tysons Creek— L. Moon, T. B. Phillips. 

A large majority of the churches being represented, the 
Association proceeded to the annual election of officers, as 
follows: Moderator, Rev. W. Ii. H. Lawhon, Cierk, Rev. J. 
W. Calder. Treasurer, J. D. Dorsett. 

The Moderator invited corresponding messengers and 
visitiug brethren from sister Associations, and ministers of 
this Association not delegates to seats with this body, where- 
upon Rev. Messrs R. A. Moore, C. C. Newton, J. D. Newton, 
Geo. P. Moore, and brethren W. H. Guthrie and J. H. Win- 
ningham, of Ml. Zion, and Rev. Messrs M. Baldwin and E. 
P. Ellington, of this Association were introduced and wel- 
comed. 

A petition from a new church at Ephesus, was read and 
her Articles of Faith and Church Covenant were referred to 
Rev. 0. T. Edwards, Rev. J. W. Watson and Bro. S. P. 
Moore for examination. 

Appointed the annual committees as follows: 

On Religions Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of this Mt. Olive 
Church. 

On Order of Business— "N . B. Wilkie, J. D. Henly, E. D. Nail. 

On Periodicals— Rev. J. W. Watson, L. J. Dark, T. M. Temple. 

On State Missions— Rev. R. A. Moore, T. M. 0. Johnson, E. H. 
McManas. 

On Foreign Missions — Rev. M. Baldwin. Rev. O. Churchill, Rev. 
P. A. Ferguson. 

On Education— Rex. E. P. Ellington, Rev. M. Baldwin, Plato D. 
Muse. 

On Temperance — Rev. G. P. Moore, W. B. Wilkie, L. Moon. 

On Sabbath Schools— Rev. J. F. Moore, R. M. Jones, A. T. Lambeth. 

On Prayer Meetings — Rev. J. D. Hackney. H. W. Peoples. C. D. Poe. 

Auditing Committee — W. N. Straughan, ^M. Griffin. 



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On Last Years 1 History — J. L. Hackney, E. H. McManas, S. P. 
Moore. 

On Home Missions — Rev. O. T. Edwards, J. A. Jackson, L. R. 
Dixon. 

On Charity — Rev. W. Gr. King, W. M. Gilmore, Baxter Gilmore. 

The Committee on Ephesus Church reported, report adop- 
ted. The church was unanimously received into our 
union and her delegates received the right hand of fellow- 
ship and welcomed by the Moderator. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9:30 o'clock. Prayer 
by Rev. J. W. Watson. 

Preaching in the house at candle light by Rev. 0. 
Churchill. 



Friday Morning, 9 o'clock, Oct. 1, 1886. 

The Association met according to adjournment. The 
religious exercises were conducted by Rev. E. P. Ellington, 
after which the Moderator called the body to order. Pro- 
ceedings of yesterday read, corrected and approved. 

The letters from Fork Creek, Mt. Pleasant, Rock Spring 
and Sandy Creek were read and the delegates enrolled. 

The Moderator invited visiting brethren to seats with us. 
Rev. C. S. Farriss, of the Biblical Recorder, and repre- 
senting the Educational Board, Bro. J E. Ray, Correspond- 
ing Secretary of the Baptist State Convention, and Rev. R. 
R. Moore, of Greensboro, N. C, responded and were wel- 
comed. 

Upon motion, appointed Rev, Messrs. 0. T. Edwards, W. 
G. King and 0. Churchill a committee to ascertain the 
cause of the non correspondence with us of the Deep Creek 
and Poplar Ridge churches.* 

The report on the Order of Business was read by Rev. J. 
F. Moore, amended and adopted. 

Report on Periodicals was read by Rev. J. W. Watson, 
and the claims of the Biblical Recorder very strongly 
presented by Messrs. Farriss, Edwards, Dixon and Ray. 
The report was adopted. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The Committee on Periodicals offer the following report: 
Baptist literature is greatly needed in our homes, not only as a 
preventive of the evil effects of pernicious literature, but as a 



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builder-up and educator of our Baptist homes. For more than 
fifty years the Biblical Recorder has been the organ of our Con- 
vention, and the sound exponent of our principles. We therefore 
recommend that each of our churches appoint a special committee 
to assist the pastor in securing subscriptions. We also recommend 
the Sunday School literature sold by the Supply Store of our Con- 
vention at Raleigh. We especially recommend the Kind Words 
series. Committee. 

Preaching at the stand by Rev. C. C. Newton was an- 
nounced by the Moderator at this hour. 

Report on State Missions was read by Rev. R. A. Moore, 
and made a special order for to-naorrow morning at 10 
o'clock, 

Report on Sabbath Schools was read, and after extended 
remarks by Bro. Ray, the further discussion of the report 
was deferred until 9J o'clock Sunday morning in mass 
aieeting. 

REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

We, your Committee on Sunday Schools, are glad to report still 
an increase in the Sunday School interest, but feel that much re- 
mains to be done in this wide field of usefulness in the Lord's cause. 
We know of no work that can take the place of the Sunday School, 
and we recommend this work as a field of usefulness for all. 
Respectfully submitted, J. F. Moore, 

A. T. Lambeth, 
R. M. Jones. 

Report on Prayer meetings was read by Rev. J. D. Hack- 
ney, ond very forceably and feelingly discussed by Rev. J. 
D. Hackney, Rev. R. A. Moore, and Bro. W. J. Hackney. 
Report adopted. 

REPORT^ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Tour Committee on Prayer Meetings believe it to be the duty of 
every church to have regular stated meetings for special prayer, and 
that they adhere to the teachings of the Word of God on this sub- 
ject. We would refer them to the following Scripture: Acts 4 chap. 
31 verse; Acts 2 chap. 1st and 2d verses; Acts 16th chap. 26th verse; 
Acts 12 chap. 5th and 12th verses. J. D. Hackney. 

C. D. Poe, 
H. W. Peoples. 

Adjourned to meet at the stand in the afternoon. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator. 
Rev. C. A. Jenkins of the Flat River Association reported 



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his presence with us in the interest of the Oxford Female 
College and was. greeted by the Moderator. The letters 
from Mt. Olive, Sandy Branch and Manly were read, and 
the delegates enrolled. Preaching in the house by Rev. 0. 
T. Edwards was announced for this hour. 

Report on Foreign Missions was read by Rev. M. Bald- 
win, and very ably discussed by Messrs Baldwin, Ray, C. 
C. Newton, Robinson and J. F. Moore, pending the motion 
to adopt a cash collection was taken amounting to $11.42, 
the report was adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention 
has a total of fifty-two missionaries in the various foreign fields. 
Of this number twenty three are in China. 

There are, also, more than fifty native assistants, actively en- 
gaged in missionary work in these several fields. Under the patron- 
age of the Board, there are prosporous missions in Mexico, Brazil, 
Italy, Africa and China. In these fields the Lord is blessing his 
truth to the conversion of souls, and the Gospel is making conquests 
which are very inspiring to the friends of Missions. 

In the Mexican Mission, there were baptised during the past year 
eighty-seven converts. 

In the schools, there were two hundred and sixteen pupils, and 
the total church membersnip was seventy. 

In Brazil the number baptized was twenty-three, the total church 
membership one hundred and sixty-eight, and their contribution 
during the year amounted to $485. 

In the Italian Mission twenty-four were baptised, and the total 
membership was two hundred and eighty-eight. 

In the African Mission, eighteen were baptised, and the total 
church membership was one hundred and twenty-five. Their con- 
tributions were $230, There were two hundred and twenty pupils 
in the schools. 

In the Lung Chow Shanghai and Canton Missions, in China, the 
entire membership was five hundred and forty. seven. Seventeen 
were baptized, and the contributions of their churches amounted to 
$600,24. 

The work of Foreign Missions has been a grand success, and the 
outlook for the future is most encouraging. Altogether the Foreign 
Mission enterprise calls for our prayers and efforts till the king- 
doms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord and of 
his Christ. 

M. Baldwin, 
P. A. Ferguson. 
O. Churchill. 

The report on Education was read by Rev. E. P. Elling- 
ton and made special order for to-morrow morning 11 
o'clock. 



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The report on Temperance was read by Rev. J. D. Hack- 
ney, and clearly discussed by Bro. W. B. Wilkie, the report 
was adopted. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your committee on Temperance, submit the following report: 
That the sin of intemprance is on the decrease in our churches, 
therefore we recommend that moderate dram drinkers be admon- 
ished and men of intemperance be excluded from the church. 

Gr. P. Moore, 
W. B. Wilkie, 
L. Moore, 

Committee. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9:30 o'clock. Praver 
by Bro. J. E. Ray. 

Preaching in the house to night at candle light by Rev. 
W. G. King and Rev. 0. Churchill. 



Saturday Morning, 9:30 o'clock, Oct. 2, 1886. 

The Association met in the house according to adjourn- 
ment. 

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. C. S. Farriss, 
after which the body was called to order by Moderator. 
The proceedings of yesterday read and approved. 

State Missions being the special order for this hour the 
report was re-read and effectively discussed by Bro. J. E. 
Ray, and the remainder of last years' promise was promptly 
and freely laid upon the table for Bro. Ray's precious work 
of feeding the North Carolina Missionaries, and the Asso- 
ciation heartily agreed to raise for the ensuing year $150. 
The report w 7 as adopted. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS 

Since Jesus said, u Gk> preach iny Gospel to every creature," His 
presence and power have been with those who have taught the ob- 
servance "of all things whatsoever I have commanded" in unmis- 
takable tokens, but never so much as at the present time. The re- 
ports furnished by our 72 missionaries in North Crrolina, give more 
encouraging results than has ever reached us before. 

This shows that Baptist doctrines are popular when properly pre- 
sented. 

While there are more men in the field, occupying more extensive 



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territory, than at any previous time, there never was a greater cry 
for men to "come over and help us" than is heard now. New 
fields of destitution are opening to us and inviting us to occupy them, 
as we push the work forward. 

Our brethren of late years have been taking possession of the 
centers of influence, after Apostolic wisdom ; at the same time have 
not neglected the highways and hedges. There are now about 
thirty county towns supplied with a good Baptist house and preacher 
which a few years ago had none. This work has been pushed for- 
ward by our mission spirit. 

Look back one hundred years and you see about one Baptist to 
every 112 of the population. Now we find one for every 6 1-6 of 
the population. 

Now look at our College at Wake Forest. Our Orphanage at 
Thomasville. Sunday School Supply Store at Raleigh, and the in- 
dispensable Biblical Recorder, and our nine hundred Sunday 
schools ; thank God and take courage. 

These facts should fill our hearts with humble gratitude to God 
and stimulate us to greater hopes and stronger efforts, in this 
Heaven born work of Missions. Since Heaven could spare the 
morning star of glory, to start this work, we should be willing to 
spare our best men and money to carry it on. 
Respectfully submitted. 

R. A. Moore, 
E. H. McManus, 
Y. M. 0. Thompson. 

Preaching at the stand by Rev. M. Baldwin wasannounced 
for this hour. 

' The special order for this hour being the subject of Edu- 
cation, the report on Education was re read and instructive 
speeches made by Rev. Messrs Ellington, Jenkins and Far- 
riss, pending the motion to adopt the Association agreed to 
try to raise for Ministerial Education $200, $100 to be sent 
to the present session of the Convention. The report was 
adopted. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The man with an intellect developed by thorough trainiug, ex- 
erts greatly increased influence over his fellowmen. The same is 
equally true of women. This influence is good or bad according to 
the character of the individual. As the worth of an honest, educa- 
ted, religious man is incalculable, so is the evil of a dishonest, edu- 
cated, Godless man beyond our estimation. Eternity alone will 
make correct computation of these things. 

Parents first teach your children honesty, piety and religion, then 
educate them. 

For training by religious teachers no place in the State, in our 
opinion, affords equal advantages to young men and boys, as those 
offerred at Wake Forest College. For like training for girls the 
Seminaries at Thomasville, Murfreesboro and Oxford ample facili- 



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ties. We therefore, recommend these institutions to our people as 
well suited for the inculcation of the vital features of true educa- 
tion. Ministerial education has a direct claim upon us as a body, 
and should be liberally sustained by the churches of this Association. 
We are sorry to state that the letters from the churches show 
that only about one half of the amount promised to the Board at 
our last meeting has been paid. 

Brethren amounts promised and not paid do not pay debts. 

E. P. Ellington, 
M. Baldwin, 
Plato D. Muse, 

Commit t<i 

Adjourned until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association promptly reassembled and was called to 
order by the Moderator. 

Preaching at the stand by Rev. J. F. Moore was an- 
nounced for this hour. 

Report on Home Missions was read by Rev. 0. T. Ed- 
wards, and discussed by Messrs 0. T. Edwards, C. A. Jen- 
kins and J. F. Moore. The Association agreed to try and 
raise for this object for the ensuing year $120. The report 
was adopted. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

This is a department of our labor that is of vital importance. 

What the State Mission Board is to North Carolina, the Home 
Mission Board is to the Southern States, Territories, Indies, and 
Cuba. Thousands of immigrants are pouring in among us every 
year from almost every nation under Heaven. These are bringing 
with them the idol-worship of China, the ignorance and superstition 
of Italy and Ireland, with the thraldom of Popery, and the free- 
thinking and infidelity of Germany, and the Atheism of France. 

What these influences will have to do with the morals and religion 
of our own " Southern sunny clime," depends much upon what we 
do to bring these people "to a knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus.'" 

Who will constitute the legislators and national representatives 
from the Western States and Territories twenty-five years from to- 
day? Who can tell the future of the fertile valleys of the Mississippi, 
the golden shores of California, interlaced with many trans-conti- 
nental railways? 

The time may come when these people will hold the balance of 
political power in these United States. 

Work done by this Board : 

Number of Missionaries, 255 

Churches and Stations supplied, 649 

Total additions, 6156 

Churches constituted, 70 

Meeting-houses built, 49 



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Eight Missionaries and the Livering Manual Labor School is doing 
a grand work among the Indians. 

The Board still continues its co-operation with the Convention of 
Western North Carolina, Florida, Arkansas and Texas. 

The Cuban Mission has a history that makes us think of the Apos- 
tolic church. Bro. Wood was sent by this Board to Key West, 
Florida, to labor among the five thousand Cubans living there. He 
soon organized a church, and members of his church, natives of 
Cuba, went back to their homes, and begun a work for their Master, 
and scores of people abandoned the Catholic faith and sought the 
pure light of the Gospel ; out of the Cuban Mission came Diaz, one 
of the Missionary prodigies of the age. 

This Board is doing a great and grand work among our growing 
southern cities such as New Orleans, and the colored people of the 
South. 

This Board asks from our State $5,000, and we, the Sandy Creek 
Association, should do our proportional part; for every enterpise 
fostered by our denominational bodies should receive its fair share 
of contributions, and every member of every church should give 
something to each one of these enterprizes according to his ability. 

Rev. A. G. Manaway, Vice-president of this Board, asks our Asso- 
ciation to raise in each church during the next year half what was 
pledged last year for Foreign Mission, that is about 4 cents per mem- 
ber, now brethren will we do it? 

Rev. O. T. Edwards, 
J. A. Jackson, 
L. R. Dixon. 

Report on Charity was read by W. G. King, and discus- 
sed in connection with the North Carolina Baptist Orphan- 
age Association by Rev. W. G. King and W. B. Wilkie, 
pending the discussion a cash collection was taken up (see 
Treasurer's report). Report adopted. 

REPORT ON CHARITY. 

The committee on Charity offer the following report : 
We believe it to be our christian duty to sell what we have and 
give to the poor. There were many homeless Baptist Orphans for 
whose temporal an spiritual welfare we are responsible. 

We request every Baptist in this Association to use every effort 
by praying and giving for the advancement of this great cause at 
the Baptist Orphanage at Thomasville, N. C. 

Respectfully submitted, . W. G. King, 

W. B. Gilmore, 

Committee. 

The Auditing Committee read their report. The report 
was adopted. 



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AUDITING COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 

Your committee appointed to audit the account of John D. Dor- 
sett, Treasurer, beg leave to report that we find that he has received 
the sum of $370.68, and that he has disbursed the sum of $370.68. 
Respectfully submitted, W. N. Strauohan, 

J. M. Griffin. 

The report on last year's History was read and the report 
adopted. 

REPORT ON LAST YEAR'S HISTORY. 

Your committee on last year's History beg leave to report that we 
have carefully examined the same and find it correct. 

Respectfully submitted, J. L. Hackney, 

E. H. McManus, 
Stephen Moore, 

Committee. 

The Executive Board made their report. The report was 
adopted. 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Since the last session of the Association, the churches have 
furnished to the Board, no funds for Associational Missions, and we 
have therefore employed no missionary. 

Brother King reports, as the property of the Association, the fol- 
lowing books: 

Copies of the Bible, 105, worth $26 25 

Copies of Testaments, 756, worth 37 80 

Other books, 5 volumes, worth 4 85 

Tracts 50, worth , 1 15 

Total, ,$70 05 

M. Baldwin, 
L. R. Dixon, 
W. G. Cheek, 
S. P. Moore. 

Appointed Gum Spring Church the place, and 11 o'clock 
a. m. Thursday before the first Sabbath in October, 1887, 
the time for the next session of this Association. 

Ordered that the Constitution as amended at this session 
be printed. 



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CONSTITUTION. 

Article 1. The Association shall be composed of members not 
exceeding three in number from each church, chosen by the dif- 
ferent churches in our union, together with such ordained ministers 
as may hold their membership with churches belonging to this 
Association. 

Art. 2 The application of any church for membership shall be 
referred to a committee, who shall examine its church covneant and 
articles of faith, and upon a favorable report, may be admitted as a 
constituent member of this body. 

Art. 3. In the letters from the different churches shall be expres- 
sed the number baptized, received by letter, restored, dismissed, ex- 
communicated and dead, since last Association; also the total num- 
ber in fellowship, together with the contributions forwarded. 

Art. 4. The members thus chosen and convened shall have no 
power to lord it over God's heritage, nor shall they infringe on any 
of the internal rights of any church belonging to the union, but shall 
*it only as an advisory council. 

Art. 5. The Association shall elect a Moderator, Clerk and Treas- 
urer annually, by the suffrages of the members present; a majority 
of the ballots cast being necessary to decide the choice. 

Art. 6. There shall be appointed by the Association, at each an- 
nual session, an Executive Board to consist of five members, whose 
duty shall be to solicit fun ds for the support of a missionary or mis- 
sionaries, to labor in such destitute portions of the Association as 
they may designate, and to disburse such funds as may be sent up 
to the Association for this purpose, drawing upon the Treasurer of 
the Association for any amount in his hands for this field of labor. 
It shall also be their duty, upon the death of any of their number, 
or of the Treasurer of the Association, to fill such vacancies. 

Art. 7. The Association shall withdraw fellowship from any 
church in her union, who shall knowingly and willingly violate the 
Constitution, or depart from the orthodox principles of religion. 

Art. 8. Amendments to this Constitution shall be made only by 
the concurrence of two-thirds of the members of the Association 
present. 

Offered by Bro. A. T. Latfibeth, and adopted as follows : 

Resolved, That the Ordained Baptist Ministers present at each 
session of this Association be and they are hereby appointed a Pres- 
bytery for the purpose of examining into and passing upon the 
qualification and fitness for the Gospel Ministry, all such candidates 
as the churches may from time to time recommend (by letters) to 
this Association for Ordination. 

Offered by Bro. S. P. Teague, Jr., and adopted as follows: 

Resolved, That we tender to the citizens and friends of this com- 
munity our hearty thanks for their kind and abundant hospitality 
in entertaining this session of the Association. 

S. P. Teague. 



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Appointed Corresponding Messengers to sister Associa- 
tions as follows: Pee Dee, Rev. J. L Smith and J. R. Gil- 
bert. Ml. Zion, H. Weatberspoon and H. P. Smith. Lib- 
erty, Rev. J. D. Hackne}'. Raleigh, Rev. M. Baldwin and 
S. P. Teague, Jr. 

Delegates to the Baptist State Convention : Revs. E. P. 
Ellington, W. PL H. Lawhon, 0. T. Edwards, J. F. Moore, 
J. W. Calder, and brethren J. D. Henly, T. M. Temple. J. 
W. Fagan, N. T. Tyson and S P. Teague, Jr. 

A sketch of the life and character of Rev. Daniel Hack- 
ney, was read by Rev. Moses Baldwin, and ordered to be 
spread on the minutes as follows: 

A SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF REV 
DANIEL HACKNEY, DECEASED. 

Rev. Daniel Hackney was born in Chatham county, N. C, M&rsh 
1st, 1803, and departed this life December the 28th, 1884. He had. 
therefore, before receiving the summons to depart, nearly attained to 
the age of eighty-two years 

He was converted in 1823, and was soon thereafter baptized into the 
fellowship of the church at Love's Creek; and from that till the time 
of his death, was careful to make all his secular interests subordinate 
to his religious duties. In ail the relations of life hew as distinguished 
for his superior natural endowments and unswerving integrity. He 
once stated to the writer that, during ten years preceeding his conver- 
sion, no person was known to make a profession of religion within a 
territory of tec miles square ; although the community was by no 
meaus destitute of the ministry of the Gospel. Immediately after his 
conversion a powerful work of grace pervaded that entire section, ana 
a large number of persons were brought to Christ. As showing the 
confidence which his youthful associates reposed in his integrity, it was 
a common remark among them that, "if Dan Hackney had made a 
profession of religion, there must be something in it." Being an ac- 
tive and intelligent business man, he, in the earlier part of his life, ac- 
cumulated a handsome estate, which he liberally employed in promo- 
tins' the cause of Christ. 

He was live times elected to the State Legislature, and during the 
several terms which he served in the capacity of a representative of 
the people, he acquired a respectable prominence among Ins colleagues, 
and gave much satisfaction to his constituents, by his judgment and 
foresight respecting questions relating to the public interest. 

In 1869 or 1870, he was set apart by ordination to the full work of 
the Gospel ministry ; though he had been, several years previously, 
licensed by his church to preach. 

For many years he had been impressed with the duty of personally 
consecrating himself to the work of the ministry, but had hesitated 
from a sense of his insufficiency for so great a work , and in later years 
it was a source of regret to him that he had not taken up this cross in 
earlier life. 

His ministerial labors, though assumed after he was well advanced 
in age, were largely blessed to those to whom he ministered. 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 15 

In his will after providing for his family, he bequeathed one hun- 
dred dollars to the Orphan Asylum at Oxford, and, also, one hundred 
dollars to the Shanghai Mission in China. 

He left a large family connection, among whom, is the aged com- 
panion of his life's journey, who now lingers on the shore, waiting for 
the dividing of the waters. M. Baldwin. 

A sketch of the life and character of Rev. Enoch Crutch- 
field, was read by Rev. 0. T. Edwards, and ordered to be 
spread upon the minutes as follows: 

LIFE AND CHARACTER OF ELDER ENOCH CRUTCHFIELD. 

Elder Enoch Crutchfield was born near Hillsboro, in Orange county, 
N. C, on the 20th day of April, 1805, and died at his home near Lib- 
erty, Randolph county, N. C, on the first day of June, 1885, aged 80 
years, one month and 11 days. He waa brought up in the county in 
which he was born. Neither his parents nor any of a large family of 
children were religious in his early days ; but most of them became so, 
and members of the Baptist church. We would gather from this fact 
that his religious advantages in early youth were few, and his surround- 
ings unfavorable for religious impressions on his youthful heart. He 
says himself that he had heard very little preaching when at the age 
of 16 years ; but in the summer of 1822, at the age of 17 years, he be- 
gan to hear Elder Robert T. Daniel, in and around Hillsboro; and 
was convicted under his preaching. After attending much on the 
ministry of God's word, wrestling and praying for about six months, 
he obtained that precious hope of salvation, through faith in Christ; 
and joined the Baptist church at Cane Creek, Orange couuty, N. C, 
and was baptized by Elder W. W. Farthing in the year 1823, at the 
age of 18 years. He was sent as delegate to the Sandy Creek Asso- 
ciation in 1823, at Fall Creek, Chatham county, N. C, at which time 
the Association passed a resolution recommending her churches to 
send delegates to a meeting to be held at old Sandy Creek church on 
Saturday before the 4th Sabbath in March, 1824, to consider and de- 
termine upon some plan for the spread of the Gospel at home and 
abroad. He was a delegate at that meeting. 

At the age of 18 years he began traveling and religiously exercising 
with Elder Farthing— singing, praying and exhorting. He was very 
zealous and full of faith m this work. The writer has heard him say 
that it seemed to him that he could not fail in his efforts, to cause the 
unconverted to see the beauty of holiness, the many inviting features 
of Heaven, to see their real condition before God, to fall out with the 
ways of sin, and to turn and seek salvation upon the terms offered in 
the Gospel. They went from church to church and to other points 
meeting large congregations and doing much good. He states that he 
was much built up by the preaching aud counsel of the old brethren in 
the ministry. He was licensed to preach sometime within the year 
1827. We find by reference to the history of our Association that he 
is among the list of ordained ministers within the bounds of the same, 
in the year 1835. He was a delegate from the Mount Zion Church to 
the Association held with the church at Love's Creek, in the year 1830. 
We learn from the same source that he was a delegate to nearly every 



16 Minutes of the 

session of the Sandy Creek Association from 1823 to 1858 ; and by re- 
ference to our minutes since that time we see that he was often in the 
Association as a delegate; and, duiing his life, if not a delegate he 
made it a point to attend her sessions when not too far from him if 
his health would admit. We see also that in matters of counsel, deep 
consideration and scriptural views, Bro. Crutchfield was among the 
number appointed by the Association. 

During his long and eventful career in the ministry he was pastor of 
several churches of this Association, and served them proiitably and 
faithfully. How much we feel the need of Ins counsel in this body and 
in the churches in this day ! 

Thus he went on through a long life preaching, praying, exhorting 
and singing, advocating the good aim tryiuy to put down the evil. He 
was one of the warmest advocates for temperance that our country has 
ever had » We cannot estimate the good that he must have done as a 
minister of the Gospel and an advocate for temperance while travelling 
all over this lovely land or ours for more thau half a century! He 
was a man of high toned bearing and elevating influence wherever he 
moved— in the family circle, in the community, in church and in State. 
He was also courageous in every thing he undertook— of untiriDg in- 
dustry and unyielding perseverance. After lie was 50 years of age he 
went away to California on a mission of mercy! The writer well re- 
members hearing him in the pulpit just on his return from that long 
and fatiguing journey, and thought his voice on that occasion was the 
sweetest music he ever heard. Who that ever heard him can fail to 
recollect the melody of his voice when he would sing those beautiful 
songs of Zion, and present to his congr egatton the sublime truths of 
the Gospel in such touching strains and lofty eloquence ; and who 
does not remember his dignified appearance and stately steppings 
when he entered the house of God. His every move, it seemed, was 
seasoned with grace ; and especially so in his greetiug* among the 
brethren and sisters ! 

He entered the married relation four times. First, with a Miss Al- 
bright in early life; and in their union blessed with several children, 
secondly, with a Miss Womble, the same happy result as a conse- 
quence of their union. Thirdly with a Miss Campbell. They were 
blessed with one child only Lastly with a Mrs. Royal, and in their 
union were blessed with several children in all a large family of chil- 
dren. Several of his children preceded him to the grave. His widow 
still survives him, having lost a grown daughter since his death. The 
writer knows of four of his children having died in adult life, perhaps 
more, He lost a son, a very bright young man, in Philadelphia, hav- 
ing just completed a course of medical lectures and ready to start for 
his home. Bro. Crutchfield was a sufferer for many long years as all 
persons are more or less as they become advanced in life ; but he held 
up much better thau a great manj , and remarkably for his age. Within 
a few months of his death could ride on horseback to meeting and 
among his friends ; however, for two or three months before his de- 
mise, he began to fail rapidly and sank quietly and peacefully to rest. 
The writer cannot close this sketch without passing a tribute of re- 
spect and praise upon his surviving companion for the kindness and 
tenderness even, and the patieuce with which she administered to his 
wants ; and the great pains and unceasing vigilance with which she 
ever endeavored to smooth his passage to the tomb, to cheer him in 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 



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his declining years and in a word, to make his last days his best days, 
through the many long years in which they travelled the journey of 
life together. 

His remains rest iu the burying ground at Mount Zion Meeting 
House. Alamance county, N. C, awating the resurrection morn. 

May this body ever think of him kindly ; and may we all cherish 
his memory and emulate his noble example. 

Sept. 27th, 1886. Geo. C. Underwood. 

Appointed Rev. 0. T. Edwards, Historian vice Rev. S. 
Gil in ore resigned. 

Appointed Rev. J. L. Smith to preach the Introductory 
Sermon at next session. 

The Treasurer read his report. Report adopted. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 



State Missions 

Foreign Missions 

Education 

Home Missions 

Associational Missions. 

Orphanage 

Pastor's Salary 

Church Expenses 

Sunday Schools. 

Other Objects 

Ministerial 



Contributed 
During Year. 



Present 
Contributions, 



82 59 

38 58 

21 OO 

3i 30 

10 00 

100 07 

2,002 70 

1,291 46 

6 10 

248 80 



70 83 

140 04 

9 2 35 

15 47 



23 77 



35 4i 





Total 




$ 


153 


42 




178 


62 




"3 


35 




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77 




10 


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123 


84 




2,002 


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1,291 


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6 


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80 




35 


41 


$ 


4,210 


47 



H. W. Peeples, Baptist Orphanage _•_ $ r oo 

J. W. Calder, " " I oo 

O. T. Edwards, " " . . I oo 

Hat collection, I 40 

J. D. Dorsett, Treasurer. 

Offered by Rev. O. T. Edwards and adopted as follows: 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Association that the History 
ought to be published and Rev O. T. Edwards, Rev J. F. Moore and 
Prof. T. M. Robinson are appointed a committee to devise a plan and 
report to the next session of this body. 

Appointed the present Executive Board for another year. 

2 



18 Minutes of the 

Ordered that Rev. W. G. King turn over the books on 
band as former Missionary and Colporteur to the several 
Pastors of the Association for distribution among their 
churches. 

Adjourned to the time and place of next meeting. Re- 
ligious exercises were conducted by Rev. M. Baldwin. 

Preaching in the house to-night at candle light by Rev. 
E. P. Ellington. 

W. H. H. LAWHON, Moderator, 

Carthage, N. C. 
Jno. W. Calder, Clerk. 

Harpers M Roads, N. C. 



SUNDAY MORNING, Oct. 3, 9:30 o'clock. 

A mass meeting was held in the house to more fully dis- 
cuss the subject of Sabbath Schools and very interesting 
and effective speeches were made bv Messrs J. F. Moore, J. 
D. Hackney, W. B. Wilkie, T. M. Robinson, O. T. Edwards 
and E. P. Ellington interspersed with beautiful singing by 
the congregation. 

Eleven O'clock, a. m. 

Rev. C. A. Jenkens preached in the house a strong ser- 
mon to an attentive audience, and Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon, 
preached to a vast concourse of people at the stand. 

Preaching at 2 o'clock this afternoon by Rev. E. P. El- 
lington, and at candle light by Rev. 0. Churchill, was 
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ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

S. Gilmore, , Bear Creek, N. C. 

D.C. Murchison Gulf, " 

J. L. Smith, Siler, " 

W. H. H. Lawhon, Carthage, " 

W. G. King, Camerou, " 

O.T.Edwards, Mt. Vernon Springs, " 

M D. Kivett, , Liberty, " 

J.F.Moore, Carthage, " 

P. A. Ferguson, Lambsville, " 

M. Baldwin, Pittsboro, " 

J D Hackney, Mt. Vernon Springs, " 

E.P.Ellington, , Liberty, " 

J. W. C alder Harper's Cross Roads. " 



LICENTIATES. 

Manlky Forrester, .... Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

S. Womble, Bear Creek, " 

Ed. VV. Kidd, Noise, " 

Alvis Andrews, Chester, " 



Wafie Forest ^ottege* 

C. E. TAYLOR, B. Lit. (Univ. of Va.) President and Prof, of Latin. 

W. G. Simmons, A. M., L.L. D., Professor of Physical Science and 
Chemistry. 

Wm. B. Royall, A. M., Professor of Greek. 

L. R. Mills, A. M., Professor of Mathematics. 

Wm. Royall, A. M., D. D., Professor of Modern Languages, and pto 
tern, of Moral Philosophy. 

W. L. Poteat, A. B., Professor of Natural History. 

E. M. Poteat, A. B., Assistant Professor of Languages. 

L. N. Chappell, A. B., Tutor of Languages and Mathematics. 



Fall Term begins Sept. 1. Spring Term begins Jan. 15. 

Expenses : 

Tuition Fee per Term of Five Months, $30 00 

Incidental Fee, 3 00 

Library Fee, 2 00 

Room (unfurnished) for each occupant, per term, 3 00 

Board, per month, $8 00 to 10 00 

For special information or Catalogues, address 

Rev. CHAS. E. TAYLOR, 

Wake Forest, N. C. 

Biblical Recorder. 

(ESTABLISHED 1835.) 

REV. C. T BAILEY, EDITOR. 

REV C. S. FARRISS. ASSOCIATE EDITOR. 



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One copy one year, including postage, $2 00 

One copy, six months, do. do 1 00 

Address, EDWARDS, BR0UGHT01V & CO., . 

RALEIGH. N. C. 

C. B. Edwards. N. B. Broughton. C. T. Bailey. 

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MINUTES 



129TH ANNUAL SESSION 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association 



HELD WITH THE 



CHURCH AT GUM SPRING, 

Chatham County, N. C, 

September 29th, 30th, October 1st and 2d, 1887. 



OFFICERS: 

Rev. W. H. H. LAWHON, Moderator ...Carthage, N. C. 

W. N. STRAUGHAN, Clerk .... Pittsboro, N. C, 

J. D. DORSETT, Treasurer ...Silk Hope, N. C. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD: 
W. A. Lineberry, W. B. Wilkie, T. M. Robertson, J. M. Griffin, 
■^*m, W. C. Petty. 




RALEIGH : 



EDWARDS & BROUGHTON, POWER PRINTERS AND BINDERS. 
I887. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



S. Gilmore ... Bear Creek, 

D. C. Murchison Gulf, 

J. L. Smith . Siler, 

W. H. H. Lawhon . Carthage, 

W. G. King . Cameron. 

O. T. Edwards ... .. Mt. Vernon Springs, 

M..D. Kivett ..Liberty, 

P. A. Furguson Lambsville, 

M. Baldwin _ _ Pittsboro, 

J. D. Hackney . . . .Mt. Veinon Springs, 

E. P. Ellington _. Liberty, 

O. Churchill .... . .Haywood, 

LICENTIATES. 

Manly Forrester Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

S. Womble ... ..Bear Creek, 

E. W. Kidd Noise, 

Alvis Andrews Chester, 

R. T. Gray... Pittsboro, 

C. S. Churchill Haywood, 



PROCEEDINGS 



Gum Spring, Chatham County, N. C, 

September 29th, 1887. 

The One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Annual Session of the Sandy Creek 
Baptist Association met with the chinch at this place. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached at 11 o'clock A. M. by Rev. J. L. 
Smith, from Ezekiel, 37th chapter, 3d and 5th verses. 

After an intermission of one hour, to partake of the elegant and abundant 
dinner provided, the Association re-assembled in the house for the transaction of 
the business of the body. 

The religious exercises were conducted by the Moderator, Rev. W. H. H. 
Lawhon, who called the body to order. 

The Church Letters were then called for, and read by Rev. O. T. Edwards 
and Dr. V. N. Seawell, and the Delegates enrolled, as follows : 

Bear Creek — E. H. McManus, D. F. Wilkie, H. Womble. 

Bethany— J. T. Glass. E. D. Nail, Jr., L. R. Dixon. 

Bethlehem — D. Hannon, C. G. Sulivan, J. A. Jackson. 

Brush Creek — J. Gilbert, W. J. Welch, Andrew Brewer. 

Carthage— C. E. Tones, J. W. Fagan, W. M Kivett. 

Cedar Falls— ). M. Pounds, J. W. Allred, A. S. Crutchfield. 

Columbia — J. M. Kivett, J. T. Siler, Y. M. C. Johnson. 

Cool Spring — T. M. Temple, D. O. Bryan, J. D. Gilmore. 

Crane's Creek — Wm. Rogers, T. 1. Tones, D. S. Byrd. 

Deep Creek— John T. Sears, A. M. Black, S. McDonald. 

Deep River — W. W. Caviness, Haywood Wilson, S. Kivett. 

Emmaus — H. P. Smith, Richard Webster, B. E. Webster. 

Ephesus — N. T. Tyson, V. N. Seawell, J. G. King. 

Fall Creek— R. W. Kidd, [. W. Purvis, J. D. Welch. 

Friendship— -H. Riley, J. L. Phillips, N. I. Muse. 

Flint Hill- -D. R. Sears, D. C. Barrett. W. C. Wallace. 

Fork Creek — Not represented. 

Gum Spring — W. C. Thomas, W. J. Lasater, C. L. Brown. 

Haywood— -B. A. Spence, W. B. Wilkie, C. S. Churchill. 

Hickory Mountain — W. B. Dorsett, N. B. Justice, S. P. Teague, Jr. 

Jonesboro — A. Muckle, A. Hunt, J. A. Leslie. 

Love's Creek — Geo. Womble, C. D. Poe, J. N. Bray. 

Macedonia — Not represented. 

Manly— J. A. D. Keneday, S. N. Rockwell, W. C. Petty. 

May's Chapel— W. M. Lloyd. G. N. M elver, N. A. Gilmore. 

Mechanic's Hill — N. M. Williams, Levi Manas. 

Mineral Spring— H. Q. Dowd, T. S. Crutchfield, R. P. Johnson. 

Moon's Chapel— A. J. Lane. H. H. [ordan, Wm. Rightsell. 

Aft. Olive— R. F. Andrews, B. W. Cheek, J. G. Cook. 

Mt. Pleasant — J. W. Staley, Joel Kivett. T. M. Robertson. 

Mt. Zion — R. L. Patterson, R. L. Spoon, F. M. Sullivan. 

Neio Salem— LI. C. Ellington, T. B.. Fowler, C. N. Justice. 

Pittsboro — R. T. Gray, W. F. Foush.ee, W T . N. Straughan. 

Poplar Ridge — Sylvanus Graham, J. C. Smith, J. Gilchrist. 

Rives Chapel— W. C. Burk, W. P. Dark, L. J. Dark. 

Rock Spring — Wm. Cooper, R. Riddle, A. J. Caudle. 



Minutes of the 



Rocky AW-Rev. J. L. Smith J. S. D. S,ler, W C Teague. 
Sandy Branch-*. Womble, S. G. Norwood, 1 . B Bank. 
Sandy Creik-D C. York, W G. Frazu* J £ ^Ihams. 

Tysons CW—Emsley Welch, Rev. S. G-lmore, W. N. Ellis. 

£7ms0» Grove — No delegates. 

A laree majority of the churches being represented the Association pro- 
ceeded £ the annual election of officers, as follows: Moderator Rev. W. H. H. 
r„„,h™- Hwk W N Strau^han; treasurer, J ohn D Worsen. 
L " l;. , t «i'nvi rf co'esponding messengers and visit.ng brethren to 

iiu iviuucui t r rpnresent n'J the State Mission Board. 

r B r Ttto y 've^l h "b S™ K « U »; Rev. A. D. Hun- 
f e r ( ro m .he B RSi gl ?and Rev g G. P. Moore, from the M,. Zion Assoaat.ons, 

mmmmm 

fellowship extended to their delegates. 

Appointed the annual committees, as follows- 



Seawell. 



On Regions ZW;«-Pastor and Deacons of Gum Spring Church 

On Borne Missions-Rev. J. L Smith, Rev G /-J l0 °^ 

0„ a«^ ^^-- Rev A/r E T ; P' Lll,n§t n ° r n ' v "i ^eaweU R P. Johnson. 
0» /><wW tf^— T. M. Robertson, Dr. V. N. Seaweli, k. r. j 

TV,p Committee on Order of Business report. Report adopted. 
S£S S£. Missions is made special order next a £r £nod.c£ 
Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9:30. Prayer by mo. 

Friday Morning, 9:30 o'clock, Sept. 30th, 1887. 
the Moderator. , 

JX^^E^^^^ - Rafeigh .ssocr, 
tion. accepted seats in the body. Bailey. It was very ably 

*2^£&r£&& A. a K e Jer C and G. pVore. 
REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

jx sa»« s p=, 



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of the gospel in extending the kingdom of Christ on earth. Without our re- 
ligious periodicals, the members of our churches can not learn what the Lord is 
doing for His people, or know what He requires at their hands in the great 
work He is now accomplishing. The circulation of the Biblical Recorder is 
essential to the development of the churches and the proper cultivation of its 
individual members. Its readers are the men and women who support the 
ministry, build the churches, send the gospel to the heathen, and support our 
missionaries who are preaching the gospel in destitute sections of our own 
State. They support the Baptist Orphanage, endow our schools and colleges, 
and are the main supporters of every good cause. To increase the number of 
its readers, is a work that every pastor should consider both his privilege and 
duty ; and where pastors can not, or will not, do this, we recommend that each 
church appoint one of its members, either male or female, to secure subscrip- 
tions to the Biblical Recorder. J. D. HACKNEY, 

C. T. BAILEY, 
J. A. JACKSON. 

The report on State Missions was read by Rev. E. P. Ellington, and inter- 
esting speeches were made by Bro. T. M. Robertson, Rev. J. L. Smith and 
Bro. W. H. Pace, and a cash collection was taken up amounting to $36.20. 

The following pledges were made for the ensuing year: 

Bear Creek, $5; Bethany, $3; Bethlehem, $11; Carthage, $15; Columbia, 
$10; Cool Spring, $10; Cane's Creek, $5; Deep Creek, $5; Deep River, $2.50; 
Emmans, $5; Ephesus, $5; Fall Creek, $5; Friendship, $10; Gum Spring, $5; 
Haywood, $5; B. A. Spence, $5; Hickory Mountain, $10; Jonesboro, $5; 
Love'sCreek, $5; Manly, $15; May's Chapel, $5; Mechanic's Hill, $3; Moon's 
Chapel, $5; Mt. Olive, $10; Mt. Pleasant, $5; Liberty, $15; Mt. Zion, $7; 
New Salem, $5; Pittsboro, $5; Poplar Ridge, $3.60; Rives' Chapel, $5; Rock 
Spring, $5; Sandy Branch, $5; Tyson's Creek, $3.80. 

The report was adopted, as follows: 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

At least 100 churches and stations are now supplied with preaching by mis- 
sionaries of our State Board, and while we have 81 missionaries in the employ- 
ment of this Board, there are many inviting fields in the west and east, where 
the Macedonian cry is heaid, which the Board has been unable to supply. 
When we consider this, and what the Board has done in our own Association, 
remembering that it has spent within the bounds of the Sandy Creek Associa- 
tion in the last few years several hundred dollars more than it has paid to the 
Board, our hearts should be aroused to greater and immediate efforts to show- 
to our brethren throughout the State that this cause shall not languish for want 
of the hearty co-operation and substantial aid of this body. 

Brethren, let us stand by this work, remembering that the cause of missions 
is the cause of Christ. 

E. P. ELLINGTON, 

W. H. PACE. 

V. N. SEA WELL, 

Committee. 
Adjourned for one hour. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator. 

Dr. W. D. Watson, from the Central, and Rev. J. C. Wilson, from the Mt. 
Zion Associations, reported their presence and were welcomed by the Mod- 
erator. 

The Report on Sabbath Schools was read and adopted. The discussion was 
postponed till Sunday morning. 



q Minutes of the 

REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

Your Conduce are glad to report that ^ -f ™ *™%? *Z*£*% 

the importance of a w ^" ^ed S^^hooU^ ^ ^ £ ^ 
faith by their works, but we regret to ma Gud nQt tQ 

every hurch and destitute neighborhood ,„ our bounds. 

Respectfully submitted, w . B . WILK IE, 

H. W. LLOYD, 

Committee. 

rae r P ^ hv Rev M. Baldwin, and very forcibly 
di ^i e i; I ^:! U r sX f e la / H , : e r:Va nn ,a,,a a ca* coUectioo 

taken. [See Treasurer's Report.] 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 
The wide-spread interest that has^ been awakened on the subject of educa- 
tion, is one of the gratifying : «g^ o. the tune, ^.^ ^ ^ 

estS^ 

It is especially a matter of grate u t nought to bap Us ^^ ^ 

^Sren-^B:^. 1 StffiS S o much aroused on this 

^^m^e Trf a^/Tortlfe a,d ** *. Boar,, for the 

W ^ e ° £ p t «S'd U .b U ,? .ntrrecl^ this part, of -r -U -s •%££.»>££ 
tha „ orlthird ^ which ..thought to be v rtually ^eeu.d. Ne^y 

S d M^Xr^nnp may be free from embarrassment 
when the Convention meets in November. m baldwin> 

A. D. HUNTER, 
S. P. TEAGUE, JR., 
Committee. 

At the request of Bro. Vann, one member from each church was appomted 
totohclt contributions for education, as follows: 

AGENTS FOR EDUCATION. 
Bear Creek-Bro. E. H. McManus, Harper's X Roads. 
Bethany— Bro. S. P. Moore, Gulf. 
B klehem-U^ Maggie Moore, Car hage. 
Brush Creek-Col. J. Lane, Brush Creek. 

r a rtha*e—Bxo. M. Kivett, Carthage 

CeJa r Falls-Bra. James Campbell Cedar Falls. 

CoC»bia-Bro. T. M. Chisholm, Columbia. 



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Cool Springs — Miss Sue Weatherspoon, Sanford. 

Crane's Creek — Miss Lillie Lawhon, Cameron. 

Deep Creek — Bro. J. T. Sears, Keyser. 

Deep River — M. Forrester, Foust Mills. 

Emmaus — Bro. B. E. Webster, Kimbolton. 

Ephesus — Miss Mamie Tyson. 

Fall Creek — J. L. Purvis, Noise. 

Friendship — N. J. Muse, Mooshaunee. 

Fork Creek— G. W. Teague, Erect. 

Gum Springs — A. T. Lambeth, Lockville. 

Haywood — A. J. Spence, Haywood. 

Hickory Mountain — S. P. Teague, Jr., Silk Hope. 

Jonesboro — W. J. Brooks, Jonesboro. 

Love's Creek — J. D. Dorsett, Silk Hope. 

Manly — Dr. G. H. Saddleson, Manly. 

May s Chapel — Miss Kate Mclver, Egypt. 

Mechanic s Hill — N. M. Williams, Carter's Mills. 

Mineral Springs — Mrs. Emma Cheek, Ore Hill. 

Moons Chapel— A. W. Jordan, Marley's Mills. 

Ml. Olive — R. F. Andrews, Chester. 

Ml. Pleasant — J. D. Kivett, Liberty. 

Mi. Zion — J. A. J. Patterson, Liberty. 

Nezv Salem — Columbus Justis, Hadley's Mills. 

Pittsboro — Miss Emma Foushee, Pittsboro. 

Rives' Chapel — Mrs. Lizzie Stroud, Rives' Chapel. 

Rock Springs — T. W. Harman, Kimbolton. 

Rocky River — J. T. Paschal, Siler City. 

Sandy Branch — T. B. Moody, Richmond. 

Sandy Creek — W. J. Frazier, Staley. 

Tyson s Creek — Miss Nannie Welch, Harper's X Roads. 

The report was adopted. 

The Report on Prayer Meeting was read by Rev. W. G. King and adopted. 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETING. 

" Men ought always to pray and not to faint." 

" Pray without ceasing." 

" Watch and pray." 

These are Divine injunctions and obligatory on all christians, and are some of 
the sources of the Christian's power. 

If this be true in regard to individual Christians, it is no less true as to 
churches. 

If the Christian grows stronger and brighter by prayer, so does the church. 
If prayer makes the one more consecrated and efficient, so it does the other, 
and no church can be fully up to its duties and privileges without a regular 
prayer meeting, and yet such meetings are sadly neglected. 

The Bible tells us while the assembled church prayed, angels were sent from 
heaven to earth to liberate the bound captives, the Holy Ghost descended and 
men were made to fear and tremble. Let us therefore, brethren, endeavor 
during the coming year to have a regular prayer meeting in every church in our 
Association. 

" Prayer is appointed to convey 

The blessings God designs to give. 
Long as they live should Christians pray, 
For only while they pray they live." 

W. G. KING, 
E. WELCH, 
C. D. POE. 



Minutes of the 



Saturday Morning, 9:30 o'clock, Oct. 1st, 1887. 

The Association met according; to adjournment. Religious exercises were- 
conducted by Rev. R. T. Gray. Bro. F. P. Hohgood, President ot the Oxford 
Female College, and Bro. M. Seymore, of Mt. Zion Association, were wel- 
comed to seats with us. 

Rev. W. F. Watson was appointed to write on the life and character of Rev. 
J. F. Moore. 

Rev.. J. L. Smith, brethren W. B. Wilkie and J. T. Paschal appointed to 
•nominate an Executive Board. 

The regular order of business was suspended to allow Bro. F. P. Hobgood 
to make some statements in regard to his school. 

The report on Foreign Missions was read by Rev. O. T. Edwards, and dis- 
cussed by brethren R. T. Gray, O. T. Edwards, W. D. Watson and others, 
and adopted, as follows: 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The evangelization of the world is the highest christian faith and effort. I 
is the most spiritual and sublime work of our holy religion. And the Lord's 
people should, unreservedly and earnestly, be engaged to discharge their sacred 
obligation to send the good news of salvation to earth's remotest bounds. 

Our limited space would forbid us to speak of the many encouraging features 
of our many mission fields; so we will confine ourselves principally to our own 
Dr. Yates. He says that he is now in " the exuberance of hope," with regard 
to his mission. The younger missionaries, brethren Herring and Bryan, are 
making extraordinary progress in the acquisition of the language. It usually 
takes two years, but these brethren began to conduct active public service in 
less than one year. Dr. Yates calls it phenomenal, and declares that these 
brethren are "the RIGHT men in the right place." 

The good Doctor is overjoyed at the signal answer of prayer that he has been 
making for a decade of years — that the Lord would raise up some Chinaman 
who would show pre-eminent consecration. Deacon Wong has erected at his 
own expense a chapel, where he himself preaches three times a week, to the 
wonder of his people and the delight of missionaries of all denominations. 

Dr. Yates calls Deacon Wong " a city set on a hill," and says that " he and 
his noble act are an inspiration to all, and I am so glad that it has occurred in 
my CHURCH. The Lord be praised! the morning light is breaking." 

The faith, prayer, work and success of this hero of missions should receive 
our serious and prayerful consideration. On September 12, 1847, he arrived 
at the city of Shanghai, no brotherly hand to grasp his, no friend to invite him 
to a home, but the first night he passed on the floor; yet that faithful man 
of God launched out into that dark ocean of heathenism, and, for forty years, 
has been praying, preaching and translating, and now in China there are 54 
missionaries, 24 churches, 46 baptistries, 677 members, 18 schools, 203 pupils, 
$699.61 contributed, besides Deacon Wong's chapel, which cost about $1,000. 

This is the grand missionary field of the world, now thrown open to chris- 
tian missions by imperial edict. If the churches rise not to the height of their 
sublime opportunity, what will the Master say? Work for a generation has 
been staked off and fenced. Now we want the men, and the means to sup- 
port them while they clear the ground, dig up the roots of sin, sow the good 
seed, and gather the harvest for the Lord. We need the men to call those that 
were bidden to the wedding feast to say to these millions: "All things are 
ready; come unto the marriage." 

The Southern Baptists should have a thousand missionaries in China to-day, 
and the supporting of them would give an echo of great blessings in enlarging 
their own hearts and growing in grace. May the Lord's Spirit guide and direct 
us in this the greatest of christian labor. 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 9 

HOW TO HELP. 

1. Give to Foreign Missions regularly, liberally and cheerfully. Phil. 4:15, 
16; I Cor. 16:1, 2; 2 Cor. 9:6, 7; 2 Cor. 11:8, 9. 

2. Appoint in your church a committee to work for Foreign Missions. See 
2 Cor. 9:5. 

3. Take the Foreign Mission Journal and induce others to do so, and circu- 
late tracts and books which encourage Foreign Missions. Ps. 43:3. 

4. Pray daily that the gospel may be preached to all the nations and for the 
lives and comfort of missionaries, their access to the people, and their spiritual 
oower. 2 Thess. 3: 1, 2. 

O. T. EDWARDS, 

R. T. GRAY, 

O. CHURCHILL, 

Committee. 
Bros. T. M. Robertson, R. P. Johnson and W. C. Petty were appointed to 
report on the propriety of dividing the Association into sections. 

The Report on Temperance was read by Rev W. F. Watson. Remarks 
were made by Messrs. W. F. Watson, O. Churchill, R. P. Johnson, O. T. 
Edwards, S. Gilmore, and others. Report amended and adopted. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Whereas, we regard the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors as 
detrimental to the best interest of our social, political and religious institutions, 
and believing that all christians everywhere should use all honorable means for 
its suppression, therefore be it 

Resolved, That we, as members of this Association here assembled, do pledge 
our influence in the exercise of our rights as citizens and as christians of this 
free country, to work its speedy downfall, and that we will discontinue the 
practice of praying like saints and voting like wicked men. 

2d. That the churches of this Association exclude from their membership 
any preacher, deacon or layman who is addicted to the habit of dram-drinking, 
and refuses to give it up for the sake of Jesus our Lord. Thus following out 
the teachings of the Word, " If eating meat cause my brother to offend, then I 
will eat meat no more." W. F. WATSON, 

D. F. WILKIE, 
N. T. TYSON. 

Report on Home Missions was read, and after some remarks by Rev. J. L. 
Smith, it was adopted. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The Home Mission Board has 251 missionaries laboring among the Indians, 
Southern States and Cuba. 3,923 have been baptized, and the total additions 
have amounted to 6,242. The whole Island of Cuba is open to us, and thous- 
ands are ready to abandon the system of superstition in which they have been 
reared, and embrace the truth as it is in Jesus. The work among the Indians 
is progressing hopefully. The policy of the Board among them is wise, elicit- 
ing their christian activities. 

Let us remember this work as that which lay very near Rev. E. Dodson's 
"heart, and may it never die. 

And we would recommend Kind Words as the proper literature for our Sun- 
day Schools. J. L. SMITH, 

G. P. MOORE, 
WM. F. FOUSHEE. 

Adjourned until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 



Afternoon Session. 
The Association was called to order by the Moderator. 



10 Minutes ok the 

Revs. S. Gilmore, O. T. Edwards, W. H. H. Lawhon, J. L. Smith and W, 
G. King were appointed a committee to examine all applicants for ministerial 
aid, as beneficiaries. 

The Report on Charity was read by Rev. S. Gilmore, and discussed by Revs. 
S. Gilmore and J. N. Stallings, and adopted. 

REPORT ON CHARITY. 

We, your Committee on Charity, recommend to the pastors and churches of 
this Association to study the Word of God, that they may know and do their 
duty in respect to the poor, especially the orphans at Thomasville under the 
care of J. H. Mills, and also that each pastor preach a sermon to each of his 
churches on the subject once a year, and take up a collection and forward to 
Bro. Mills. Respectfully submitted, 

S. GILMORE, 

R. F. ANDREWS, 

S. WOMBLE, 

Committee. 

Appointed delegates to Baptist State Convention, as follows: Revs. M. Bald- 
win, J. L. Smith, O. T. Edwards, R. T. Gray, J. D. Hackney, O. Churchill 
and S. Gilmore, and brethren G. L. Matherson, C. S. Churchill, T. M. Rob- 
ertson, S. P. Teague, Jr., C. C. Teague, A. W. Jenkins, C. D. Grose and B. 
B. Stinson. 

The Report of the Auditing Committee was read and adopted. 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

We, the Auditing Committee, beg leave to report that we have carefully ex- 
amined the Treasurer's books and find that he received $392.52, and paid out 
$392.52. Respectfully submitted, 

B. E. WEBSTER, 
J. M. GRIFFIN, 

Committee. 

The Committee on Pastoral Support read their report, which was adopted. 

REPORT ON PASTORAL WORK. 

We regret that so few of our pastors devote their whole time to the ministry, 
and that consequently the amount of pastoral work done is very limited. 

We urge that our pastors devote more time to this part of their ministry, and 
that our people show a greater appreciation of their pastors in their homes. 

T. M. ROBERTSON, 
V. N. SEAWELL, 
R. P. JOHNSON, 

Co?nmittee. 

The Executive Board report, and it is adopted. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Your Board is nothing more at present than a figurehead; doing no work for 
the want of funds; the Board of State Missions having absorbed the work for- 
merly done by the Associational Board. 

The books, which were reported as on hand at the last meeting of the Asso- 
ciation, are yet in the possession of brother King, and we suggest that some 
disposition should be made of them. M. BALDWIN, 

L. R. DIXON, 
W. G. CHEEK, 
EMSLEY WELCH, 
S. P. MOORE. 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 



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The Report on Church Letters was read by Rev. E. P. Ellington, and 
adopted. 

REPORT ON CHURCH LETTERS, SHOWING THE AVERAGE 
PER MEMBER FOR EACH CHURCH. 



CHURCHES. 



Bear Creek 

Bethany 

Bethlehem 

Brush Creek 

Carthage 

Cedar Falls 

Columbia 

Cool Spring 

Crane's Creek ... 

Deep Creek 

Deep River . 

Emmaus 

Ephesus 

Fall Creek 

Friendship 

Fork Creek 

Gum Spring 

Haywood 

Hickory Mountain 

Jonesboro . :.. 

Love's Creek 1 

Manly 

May's Chapel 

Mechanic's Hill 

Mineral Springs 

Moon's Chapel 

Mt. Olive 

Mt. Pleasant 

Mt. Zioii... 

New Salem . 

Pittsboro 

Poplar Ridge 

Rives' Chapel _■ _ 

Rock Springs 

Rocky River 

Sandy Branch 

Sandy Creek 

Tyson Creek 

Total average for four objects 



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.01 4-5 



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.06 2-5 

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.11 18-14 
.08 

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12 
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14 i-5 



There may be some errors in the calculation of the amounts, but they are 
nearly correct. Your committee have spared neither labor nor care in order to 
give a correct mathematical presentation of the letters, hoping to stimulate 
greater efforts in all departments of church work. 



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Minutes of the 



The averages do not include amounts contributed to the Baptist Orphanage. 

INCREASE. 

By baptism 216 

By restoration 14 

Total increase 230 

DECREASE. \ 

By exclusion 32 

By erasure 12 

By death . . 28 

Total 72 

Net increase - 158 

E. P. ELLINGTON, 
NOAH J. MUSE, 

Committee. 
The Committee to Nominate an Executive Board recommend W. A. Line- 
berry, T. M. Robertson, W. C. Petty, W. B. Wilkie and J. M. Griffin. 
The following resolution was offered by Rev. M. Baldwin, and adopted : 

Resolved, That this Association return at once to its former plan of conduct- 
ing its own missionary colportage work, and that the churches be requested to 
forward their contributions immediately to our Executive Board, to be em- 
ployed by them for such purposes. 

The following was offered by Dr. V. N. Seawell, and adopted : 

Resolved, That we tender the thanks of this Association to the brethren and 
citizens of this community for their kindness and hospitality in so abundantly- 
entertaining this session of the Association ; also the railroad company for pass- 
ing delegates at reduced rates. 

The Treasurer's Report is read and adopted. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 





CONTRIBUTION 
DURING YEAR. 


PRESENT 
CONTRIBUTION. 


Total. 


State Missions .... . 


$ 45 87 

20 50 

41 35 

21 24 
19 00 


$ 94 60 
Il8 27 

37 74 
52 27 
71 79 
43 05 




Foreign Missions 

Home Missions 

Education 

Baptist Orphanage 

Minute Fund.. 












$147 96 


$417 72 


$565 68 



J. D. DORSETT, Treasurer. 

Report on Last Year's History read and adopted. 

REPORT ON LAST YEAR'S HISTORY. 

We, your Committee on Last Year's History, beg to report that we have ex- 
amined the same and find it correct. R. P. JOHNSON, 

T. M. ROBERTSON, 
A. J. LANE. 



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Appointed Carthage the place, and n o'clock a. m. Thursday before the first 
Sabbath in October, 188S, the time, for the next session of this Association, and 
Rev. O. T. Edwards to preach the Introductory Sermon. 

The Committee on Division of Association into Unions read their Report, 
which is adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON DIVISION OF ASSOCIATION 
INTO UNIONS. 

Your Committee begs to make the following report : That the churches in 
Moore county, the churches in Chatham county, and the churches in Randolph 
and Alamance counties, respectively, form a union meeting. 

T. M. ROBERTSON, 
W. C. PETTY, 
R. P. JOHNSON. 

The Committee on Publishing the History of this Association report. Re- 
port adopted and committee continued. 

We, the Committee to publish the unpublished history of this Association, 
report that we '.hink we can publish the history without expense to the Asso- 
ciation. O. T. EDWARDS, 

T. M. ROBERTSON. 

Offered by Rev. M. Baldwin and adopted, as follows: 

Resolved, That it is tlie sense of this Association that the State Mission 
Board adopt a system of colportage. 

The Moderator announced that any member who may attend any other Asso- 
ciation is appointed a corresponding messenger thereto. 

Adjourned to time and place of next meeting of the Association. Prayer 
by Rev. M. Baldwin. Benediction by the Moderator. 

Rev. W. H. H. LAVVHON, Moderator, 
W; N. Straughan, Clerk, Carthage, N. C. 

Pittsboro. N. C. 



There was preaching by the following ministers during this session of the 
Association: Revs. J. L. Smith, J. N. Stalliigs, A. D. Hunter, R. T. Vann, 
W. F. Watson, J. C. Wilson and W. H. H Lawhon. 



Sunday Morning, October 2d, 9:30 o'clock. 

A mass meeting was held in the house to discuss the subject of Sabbath 
Schools. Bro. W. C. Petty gave a practical lesson on the blackboard. Bro. 
N. B. Broughton, of Raleigh, then made a very interesting speech, at which 
every body who heard was pleased. 

Eleven o'clock, a. m., Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon preached in the house, and 
Rev. J. N. Stallings at the stand, to large and attentive congregations; after 
which a cash collection was taken for the Baptist Orphanage. See Treasurer's 
report. 

At 2 o'clock, Rev. J. C. Wilson preached in the house and Brother N. B. 
3roughton at the stand. 



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MINUTES 



130th ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

Sandy Creek Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

CARTHAGE, MOORE COUNTY, 
October 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th, 1888. 



OFFICERS 



Rev. W. H. H. LAWHON, Moderator Carthage, N. C. 

W. N. STRAUGHAN, Clerk Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. D. DORSETT, Treasurer... Silk Hope, N. C. 

Rev. O. T. EDWARDS, Historian Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 



The 131st Session is to be held with the Sandy Creek Church, 
Randolph County, Thursday before the 1st Sunday in October, 1889. 



RALEIGH : 
Edwards & Broughton, Power Printers and Binders, 

1888. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

S. Gilm^ore Richmond, N. C. 

D. C. Murchison Gulf, N. C. 

J. L. Smith .....SilerCity, N. C. 

W. H. H. Lawhqn Carthage, N. C. 

W. G.King. Villanow, N. C. 

O. T. Edward^ Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C # 

M. D. Kivett Liberty, N. C. 

P. A. Ferguson Lambsville, N. C. 

M. Baldwin - ". Winston, N. C. 

J. D. Hackney Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

E. P. Ellington Liberty, N. C. 

O. Churchill Haywood, N. C. 

J, R. PendeRgrass Carthage, N. C. 



LICENTIATES. 

Manly Forester Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

S. Womble Bear Creek, N. C. 

E. W. Kidd Noise, N. C. 

Alvis Andrews Chester, N. C. 

C. S. Churchill Haywood, N. C. 

J. I. Morris Pittsboro, N. C. 



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PROCEEDINGS. 



Moore County, N. C, Thursday, October 4th, 1888. 

The Sandy Creek Baptist Association met in its 130th annual session 
at Carthage Baptist Church. 

At the request of Rev. O. T. Edwards, who was appointed at the last 
Association to preach the Introductory Sermon, it was preached by Rev. 
C. T. Bailey, D. D., from Romans 8th chapter, 28th verse. !?.$8BS 

The congregation was then dismissed for one hour. 

The congregation re-assembled : religious exercises lead by Rev. W. 
H. H. Lawhon. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator. The church 
letters were read by Rev. W. G. King and Bro. S. P. League, and the 
delegates enrolled as follows : 

Bear Creek— W. R. Elkins, J. R. Hilliard, E. H. McManas. 

Bethany— l*. R. Dixon, E. D. Nail, H. D. Stinson. 

Bethlehem — J. R. Pendergrass, J. L. Fry, J. W. Seawell. 

Brush Creek— 1. M. Sullivan, R. H. Dixon, C. H. Smith. 

Carthage— W. M. Kivett, Giles Hay, J. W. Hunsucker. 

Cedar Fall— No Letter. • 

Columbia— Willis Luther, P. H. Pernell, E. H. York. 

Cool Springs— W. B. Petty, D. O. Bryan, T. M. Temple. 

Crane's Creek — J. J. Lawhon, J. E. Bird, J. C. Stephens. 

Deep Creek— L. R. Rose. M. A. Black, J. F. Caldwell. 

Deep River — A Letter. No delegates. 

Emmaus—ll. P. Smith. C. E. Clark, W. A. Dafford. 

Ephesus—J. M. Tyson, T. Smith, N. T. Tyson. 

Fall Creek— J. L. Purvis, S. E. Teague, J. D. Welch. 

Friendship — N. J. Muse, I. Fields, P. I. Muse. 

Flint Hill—D. C. Barrett, W. C. Wallis, Blake Manas. 

Fork Creek— G. M. Teague. 

Gum Springs— Rev. O. Churchill, C. M. Holt, A. T. Lambeth. 

Haywood — No delegates. 

Hickory Mountain — W. V. Cheek, J. A. McMath, J. L. Hackney. 

Jonesboro — A. Hunt, W. I. Brooks, J. A. Leslie. 

Love's Creek — J. D. Dorsett. J. D. Hackney, B. F. Headen. 

Macedonia — No delegates. 

Manly— (±. H. Saddleson, J. C. Thagard, P. Pope. 

May's Chapel— N. A. Gilmore, W. H. Barns, H. W. Peoples. 

Mechanic's Hill — N. R. Williams. 

Mineral Springs— W. P. Wrenn, H. E. Jones, T. S. Crutchfield. 

Moon's Chapel— J. R. Edwards, E. L. Vestal, H. H. Jordan. 

Mt. Olive — W. G. Cheek, Alvis Andrews, Ed. Perry. 

Mt. Pleasant— J. A. Kivett, J. W. Staly, W. L. Kinett. 

Mt. Zion—U. M. C. Stroud, G. A. Foster, J. W. Murry. 

New Salem — C. Justice. A. P. Poe, J. R. Ellington. 

Pittsboro—W. F. Foushee, J. E. Eubanks, W. N. Straughan. 

Poplar Ridge— J. C. Smith, John Gilchrist, R. B. Stubbs. 

Rives' Chapel— B. E. Dowd, T. J. Dark, J. W. Dark. 

Rock Spring— Mark Smith. J. B. Dismukes, M. Cockman. 

Rocky River— J. T. Paschal, J. M. Bridges, J. R. Sears. 

Sandy Branch— S. Womble, S. G. Norwood, T. G. Ivey. 

Sandy Creek— H. J. Kivett, C. G. Frazier, J. M. Williams. 

Tyson's Creek— Rev. S. Gilmore, B. B. Phillips, W. N. Ellis. 

Union Grove— W. N. Brown, J. S. Hancock, Daniel McNeil. 



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pray and work for this Board. It is ours. Let us adopt as our Motto, 
"Carolina for Jesus,'* and never rest satisfied till our own loved State 
belongs to Christ. Respectfully, 

S. H. THOMPSON, 
H. W. PEOPLES, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, Rev. S. H. Thompson made a strong plea for 
State Missions. 

Pending the motion to adopt, pledges from the different churches to 
try to raise the following amounts for next year were made as follows : 



Bear Creek $ 5 00 

Bethany 6 00 

Brush Creek 10 00 

Carthage 15 00 

Cedar Falls 5 00 

Columbia ;____ 10 00 

Cool Springs 10 00 

Emmaus 5 00 

Fall Creek 5 00 

Fork Creek 1 50 

Gum Spring 5 00 

Hickory Mountain 5 00 

Jonesboro 5 00 

Loves' Creek 5 00 

Manly 20 00 

Mechanic's Hill 3 00 

Report adopted. 
Adjourned until 2 o'clock. 



May's Chapel $ 5 00 

Moon's Chapel 2 50 

Mt. Pleasant 5 00 

Mt. Zion 5 00 

New Salem 3 00 

Pittsboro - . 5 00 

Poplar Ridge 2 50 

Rives' Chapel 5 00 

Rock Spring 3 00 

Rocky River 5 00 

Sandv Creek 2 50 

Libertv 15 00 

B. B. Phillips 1 00 

W. G. Cheek 1 50 

Total $176 50 



Afternoon Session. 

The Moderator called the Association to order. 
Bro. J. J. Lawhon read the 



REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Prayer is indispensible to the Christion — first as a duty : as a fact, it 
is a command to pray always and not faint, not only to pray secretly, 
but also in a public capacity. Secondly, God's promise is that where 
two or three agree as touching any one point, that it shall be granted. 
Therefore, would recommend to the churches of this Association that 
they keep up regular weekly prayer meetings for the edification of its 
own body and the development of its own gifts. 
Respectful] v submitted, 

W. A. BARRETT. 
J. L. SMITH. 
J. J. LAWHON, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, remarks were made by Revs. J. L. Smith and J. 
D. Hackney. Adopted. 

Report on Charity was read by Rev. W. F. Watson. 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 7 

REPORT ON CHARITY. 

; ' Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this — to 
visit the widow and fatherless in their affliction and keep himself 
unspotted from the world." Our Saviour taught that practical charity 
was and would be a test of true discipleship. 

The Baptists of North Carolina have established an orphans' home at 
Thomasville for the support and moral and mental training of unfortu- 
nates. This institution is kept up by voluntary contributions from the 
Baptist churches of the State and strongly appeals to the conscience and 
pocket books of the Baptists of North Carolina. 
Respectfullv submitted. 

W. F. WATSON. 
GEO. PATTERSON. 
J. L. SMITH, 

Committee. 
On motion to adopt, remarks were made by Revs. W. F. Watson, P. 
H. Pernell, S. H. Thompson, Dr. Mitchell. J. L. Smith, O. T. Edwards, 
J. D. Hackney. Report adopted. 

On motion, the collection on Sunday is to be sent to the Baptist 
Orphanage. 

Report on Sabbath Schools read and adopted, discussion postponed 
until Sunday morning. 

REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

Your Committee are glad to report that Sabbath School interests are 
among the first and greatest stimulants that serve for good, both in 
church and State. Furthermore, we are delighted to report that the 
churches are waking up in this grand enterprise more than usual, and 
that the Sun lay School statistics show that the schoals ore more largely 
attended by all classes of people, and their lessons are studied with more 
interest and a higher zeal than ever before, though notwithstanding 
these encouraging facts, still the interest is not as general as we could 
wish it to be, therefore we recommend all workers for this cause to 
cease not laboring until a Sunday School is being carried on in every 
destitute neighborhood in our limits. 

J. R. PENDERGRASS, 
A. T. LAMBERTH, 
C. M. HOLT, 

Committee. 

The regular order of business was suspended, and on motion, Rev. O. 
T. Edwards was elected a delegate to the Southern Bajptist Convention. 
Adjourned until 7:30 o'clock to-night. 
Prayer by Rev. W. A. Barrett. 



Night Session. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator. 

Rev. J. D. Newton, of Concord, was introduced to the Association 
and welcomed by the Moderator. 

The special order being Foreign Missions, the report was read by Rev. 
O. T. Edwards. p 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

"Go preach the gospel to every creature." The Southern Baptists 
have missionaries in China, Africa, Italy, Brazil and Mexico. North 
Carolina has much to bind her to the foreign work. Bro. M. T. Yates, 
the grandest missionary of this country, went from among us, and laid 



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down his life upon the Master's altar. Yates has gone to heaven, and 
others have gone from our State to China, and others still will go in 
November. 

The Japanese are asking for the gospel. Shall they have it ? The 
whole world is thirsting for the truth. What are we going to do about 
it ? We pray a great deal about saving the world, but we pay very little. 
Let us work, " for the night is coming." 
Respectfully, 

S. GILMORE, 
P. H. PERNELL. 
W. P. WRENN, 

Committee. 
On motion to adopt, remarks were made by Rev. Dr. John Mitchell. 
Rev. Dr. Bailey and Rev. J. D. Newton. 

Adjourned until Saturday morning 9:30 o'clock. 
Prayer by Rev. P. H. Pernell. 



Rives' Chapel 5 00 

Rock Spring 2 00 

Rocky River 5 00 

Libertv 5 00 



Saturday October 6th, 9:30 A. M. 

Association met, spent 30 minutes in religious exercises, Rev. J. D. 
Newton leading. 

The Moderator then called the Association to order. Minutes of yes- 
terday read and approved. 

Report on Foreign Missions was taken up and the following pledges 
made for next year. 

Bear Creek $ 7 50 I Manly % 15 00 

Bethany 1 8 00 i Mav's Chapel 5 00 

Carthage 5 00 j Mechanic's Hill 2 00 

Cedar Falls 2 50 | Mt. Zion 5 00 

Columbia 2 50 I New Salem 3 00 

Cool Springs 5 00 ! Pittsboro ._. 3 00 

Emmaus 2 50 

Fall Creek 5 00 

Gum Spring 5 00 

Hickory Mountain 2 50 

Jonesboro 5 00 

Love's Creek 10 00 ! Total,. ..$110 50 

Report adopted. 

The special order having arrived, Rev. Dr. John Mitchell read the 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The interest manifested by our people on the subject of Education, is 
one of the hopeful signs of the times. Our schools are increasing in 
number and efficiency, and are more liberally patronized than ever 
before. Parents are beginning to realize the great importance and the 
duty of giving to their children as far as they are able a good, thorough, 
practical education. All over the State may be found good schools 
where our boys and our girls may be well educated. Many of these are 
controlled by our own people and are commended to your liberal pat- 
ronage. Wake Forest College takes rank among the foremost institu- 
tions of the South and the Baptists have reason to be proud of their 
college. Three new Professors have recently been added to the Faculty 
and the college is better prepared than ever before to meet the educa- 
tional demands of the day, and the special wants of the great Baptist 
denomination which it represents. The number of students last year 
reached 213, and it is hoped that the number will be even larger this 
session. Already 196 have matriculated; 32 young ministers have been 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 9 

received by the Board of Education, and still others are asking for aid. 
Two are from this Association, F. S. Andrews and J. Walter Kinney. 
Would that the contributions from the churches might enable the Board 
to give aid to all the worthy young ministers who are in need of help. 
Brethren, help the young ministers in their laudable effort to prepare 
themselves for the great work to which the Lord has called them. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN MITCHELL, 
Wm. F. FOUSHEE, 
L. R. DIXON, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, remarks were made by Dr. Mitchell. 
Pending the discussion, a cash collection was taken, amounting to 
$9.74, and the following amounts pledged for next year : 

Bethany $5 00 | Friendship 2 00 

Bethlehem 5 00 | Fork Creek 2 00 

BrushCreek 2 50 ! Gum Spring 5 00 

Carthage 5 00 Jonesboro 5 00 

Cedar Falls 2 50 ! Manlv 10 00 

Columbia 5 00 Mechanic's Hill 1 00 

Cool Spring 5 00 i Moon's Chapel 2 50 



Crane's Creek 5 00 

Deep Creek 2 50 

Fall Creek 5 00 



Flint Hill 1 50 



Total $71 50 



Report adopted. 

Report of Executive Board was read by Bro. T. M. Robertson. 

On motion to adopt, remarks were made by Bros. T. M. Robertson, 
W. P. Wrenn, Revs. «L L. Smith, O. Churchill, P. H. Pernell. Report 
adopted. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Your Board has about 175 copies of the Bible, and about 800 copies of 
the New Testament. These books are worth about $80.00. They were 
donated by the American Baptist Publication Society, and are for gra- 
tuitous distribution. 

The State Mission Board, on the recommendation of this Board, has 
commissioned four men. Revs. J. L. Smith, O. Churchill, E. P. Elling- 
ton and P. H. Pernell, to work apart of their time within the bounds of 
this Association. This work has cost $245.00, and of this amount our 
churches, if they redeem their pledges, and we believe they will, have 
contributed $228.00. 

Your Board has been forced to turn a deaf ear to many calls for help, 
because we did not have means to hire men. There is vast destitution 
within the bounds of our Association, besides many of our churches are 
languishing for help. The State Mission Board has assured us of a will- 
ingness to give us $300 next year, and your Board insists that we under- 
take to support a man within our own bounds, aside from the work of 
the State Board. 

T. M. ROBERTSON, 
W. C. PETTY. 

For Committee. 

On motion, Rev. W. .F. Watson is allowed what time he may want to 
speak on Female Education. 

On motion, the committee on publishing the history of the Associa- 
tion is discharged, 

Adjourned until 2 o'clock. 



10 Minutes of the 

Afternoon Session. 

Moderator called the Association to order. An Executive Board is 
appointed as follows : T. M. Robertson, W. C. Petty, L. R. Dixon, S. P. 
Teague, J. T. Paschal. 

Rev. O. Churchill read the 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The work of the Home Mission Board embraces the Southern States, 
Cuba and Indian Missions. It in no way conflicts with the workings of 
the State Board, but occupies destitute sections not occupied by the 
State Board. There are 18 missionaries in Western North Carolina 
working under the direction of this Board. The whole number of mis- 
sionaries is 287. One of the most remarkable works of modern missions 
is now in progress in the Island of Cuba, in but little more than two 
years since the organization of the first church on that Island 1,100 have 
been baptized, nine native preachers, some of them men of marked 
ability have been raised up to proclaim the gospel. Day schools and 
Sunday schools have been established where hundreds of children are 
taught the way of life. So rapid has been the increase of popular favor 
towards our work that to-day little, if any less than one half of the 
population of Havana are in sympathy with our people, nearly one-half 
of the dead of Havana are buried in our cemetery. 

The Lord is indeed doing marvelous things in Cuba for us whereof we 
are glad. While we rejoice in the great work in Cuba, let us not forget 
that other interest at New Orleans, Louisiana, is very important. 

Our countrv saved, means the world redeemed. 

0. CHURCHILL, 
H. M. C. STROUD, 

1. M. SULLIVAN, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, remarks were made by Revs. O. Churchill, J. 
L. Smith, S. H. Thompson, and report adopted. 

Appointed delegates to the Baptist State Convention, as follows : 

Revs. W. G. King, S. Gilmore, J. L. Smith, O. T. Edwards, D. C. 
Murchison, W. H. H. Lawhon, J. D. Hackney, brethren B. B. Stinson, 
E. H. McManas, S. P. Moore, J. D. Dorsett,"W. P. Wrenn, J. T. Pas- 
chal, S. Wombie, W. N. Straughan, T. M. Robertson, W. C. Petty. 

Rev. W. F. Watson read a sketch of the life of 

REV. J. F. MOORE, 

The subject of this memoir was born five miles west of Carthage, 
April 14th, 1853. His entire history was a chequered one, having his 
birth-place in an humble and comparatively obscure home. No indica- 
tions of eminent usefulness and greatness were observable in his youth, 
but as not many mighty or great men are called to enter the harvest 
fields of life and gather the ripening golden grain, it was not surprising 
to the people of God, understanding something of His manner of making 
men great, that He should enter this home and lay His hand upon this 
brother as a chosen vessel to preach the glad tidings of great joy. 

When about 17 he gave his heart to Christ, but, like so many young 
christians, failed to employ the means of grace ordained of God for the 
development of christian character, consequently did very little for the 
Master for the first few years of his christian life. God, however, 
through a series of providences, improved him with the earnestness of 
life, and the imperative demand upon christian character and influence. 
Being fully convinced of the justness of this demand, he reconsecrated 
himself to the service of the Master, and to the day of his death gave full 
and satisfactory evidence that this recap secration was not a mere matter 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 11 

of form, but a real surrender of himself into the hands of God, to be 
used for His glory and the salvation of men. 

In the fall of 1880, the Sandy Creek Association convened with the 
church at Cool Springs and unanimously adopted Bro. Moore as its bene- 
ficiary. He had had for some time thorough conviction relative to the 
gospel ministry, and gladly embraced this opportunity of training his 
mind for the more efficient preaching of the gospel. 

In the spring of 1881, he entered Wake Forest College, feeling that he 
was too far advanced in life to take the regular collegiate course, he 
took up the studies bearing more directly upon his life's work. His work 
at Wake Forest convinced those with whom he came in contact, that he 
was a man of no mean order of intellect, and had his opportunities been 
more favorable, he in all probability would have attained unto great 
distinction as a literary character. 

In the Fall of 1883, the Haywood Baptist church called for his ordi- 
nation. The ordained ministers of Wake Forest constituted the presby- 
tery, and Eev. G. P. Bostick and C. W. Scarboro accompanied him to 
this little church, of which he was pastor, and set him apart to the full 
work of the gospel ministry. 

In the Fall of 1884, he attended the Southern Baptist Theological Sem- 
inary, at Louisville. Ky.. and while there had several flattering calls to 
leave his native State, but believing that God had a work for him in this 
Association, he turned a deaf ear to them all, and in the Spring of 1885, 
accepted an appointment as missionary of the Association under the 
State Mission Board. His work consisted of what is known as the Deep 
River field, Columbia, Cedar Falls, Frankiinsville. In the Fall of 1885, 
he was called to the pastorate of his own church, Bethlehem, and in 
1886 to Carthage and Friendship. Before the time arrived for him to 
preach, as pastor, at the two last named appointments, death cut him 
down. 

The beautiful church edifices at Frankiinsville and Bethlehem are 
lasting monuments to his enterprise and progressiveness. He was in 
thorough sympathy and accord with the entire system of work mapped 
out by our Convention, and to those of us who knew him best, he had 
just started on a most useful career. It was sad to us to give him up in 
the full bloom of physical and mental vigor, and great anxiety for the 
prosperity of Zion, but a most glorious consummation and devoutly 
wished for by him. 

He died the 9th day of January, 1887, and his remains were interred 
at Bethlehem. We, the bereaved, bow our heads in meek submission 
to God's holy will, and say, "Even so, Father, for so it seemeth good 
in thy sight/ 

On motion, the Clerk is ordered to have it printed in the minutes. 
On motion, the Treasurer is allowed five dollars for his services. 
The following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and are hereby ten- 
dered to the brethren and citizens of Carthage and community for their 
generous hospitality, to brethren of Presbyterian and Methodist churches 
for the use of their houses of worship, and other kindnesses, and to the 
railroads for courtesies shown. 

Report of Auditing Committee was read and adopted : 

We, the Auditing Committee, beg leave to report that we have care- 
fully examined the Treasurer's book, and find that he received during 
the last Associational year, $418.72, and paid out $418.72. 
Respectfully submitted. 

O. T. EDWARDS. 
W. G. KING, 

Committee. 



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Minutes of the 



The Treasurer read his report, which was adopted 
TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Minute Fund 

Associational Missions - 

State Missions 

Foreign Missions 

Home Missions 

Education 

Orphanage 

Church Expenses 

Pastor's Salaries 

Other Objects 

Sunday School 



Total. 



Contribu- j Present 
tion i Contribu- 
Received. I tion. 



Total. 



72 24 

32 54 

37 76 

12 29 

61 46 

218 87 

2,241 00 

1,430 65 

67 20 



39 22 
4 60 

111 17 
94 20 
22 42 
32 80 
48 45 



39 22 

4 60 

183 41 

126 74 

60 18 

45 09 

109 91 

218 87 

2,241 00 

1,430 65 

67 20 



$ 4,173 91 $ 352 86 $ 4,526 77 



J. D. DORSETT, Treasurer. 

Rev. O. T. Edwards is elected to preach the Introductory Sermon at 
next Association. 

The Association adjourned to meet with the Sandy Creek church, in 
Randolph county, Thursday before the first Sunday in October, 1889. 

W. H. H. LAWHON, Moderator, 
W. N. Strauchan, Clerk. Carthage, N. C. 

Pittsboro, N. C. 



SUNDAY MORNING, 9:30 O'clock. 

A mass meeting was held to discuss the subject of Sabbath Schools, 
and interesting speeches were made by Revs. J. R. Pendergrass, J. D. 
Newton, W. F. Watson, and brethren T. M. Robertson, W. C. Petty, G. 
L. Mathison, interspersed with beautiful singing by the congregation. 

Eleven O'clock, A. M. 



Rev. O. T. Edwards preached in the Baptist church, Rev. W. F. Wat- 
son in the Presbyterian church, Rev. J. D. Newton in the Methodis 
church. A collection was taken for the Orphanage. 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

131ST ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

SANDY CREEK 

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pijL Baptist Association, .... 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

SANDY CREEK, RANDOLPH COUNTY, 

October 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, 1889. , 

OFFICERS: 

Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon, Moderator Carthage, N. C. 

W. N. Straughan, Clerk Pittsboro, N. C. 

TV. F. Foushee, Treasurer Pittsboro, N. C. 

Rev. 0. T. Edwards, Historian Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD: 

Rev. W. F. Watson, Rev.O. T. Edwards, Rev. W. IJ. H. Lawhon, 
T. M. Robertson, H. P. Smith, 

Cole's Printing House, Sanford, North Carolina, 

1889. 




MINUTES 



OF THE 



31ST ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

SANDY CREEK, RANDOLPH COUNTY, 
October 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, 1889. 



OFFICERS: 

Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon, Moderator Carthage, N. C. 

W. N. Straughan, Clerk Pittsboro, N. C. 

W. F. Foustiee, Treasurer Pittsboro, N. 0. 

Rev. O. T. Edwards, Historian Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD: 

Rev. W. F. Watson, Rev.O. T. Edwards, Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon, 
T. M. Robertson, H. P. Smith, 



Cole's Printing House, Sanford, North Carolina, 

1889. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Rev. S. Gilmore Richmond, N. C- 

D. C. Murchison Gulf, N. C. 

J.L.Smith Siler City, X.C. 

W. H. H.Lawhon Cartilage, N. C. 

W. G. King Villanow, X. C. 

O.T.Edwards Mt. Vernon Springs, N. 0. 

P. A. Ferguson Lambsville, X. C. 

J. D. Hackney Mt. A r ernon Springs, X. C. 

O. Churchill Haywood. X. C. 

L.R. Dixon Richmond, X C. 

W. F. Watson Carthage, X. C. 



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PROCEEDINGS. 



Sandy Creek, Randolph County, N. C, October 3rd, 1889. 

The Sandy Creek Baptist Association met in its 131st session with 
the Church at this place. 

The introductory sermon was preached at 11 o'clock by Rev. O. T. 
Edwards from the text, "In this rejoice not, that the spirits are sub- 
ject unto you: but rather rejoice because your names are written in 
heaven," Luke 10: 20. 

The congregation was dismissed for one hour to partake of a 
sumptuous dinner prepared by this church and community. 

1:30 o'clock, p. m. 

The congregation re-assembled; religious exercises, Rev. W. II. II. 
Lawhon leading. 

The Association was then called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
W. II. H. Lawhon. Church letters called for and read by Revs. W. 
G. King and O. T. Edwards, and the delegates enrolled as follows: 

Bear Creek — Wm. Elkins, Hugh Smith, Samuel Clarada. 

Bethany— Rev. L. R. Dixon, S. P. Moore, W. B. Poe. 

Bethlehem — W . H. Dupree, D. Hannon, C. G. Sullivan. 

Brush Creek — D. H. Lambert, Henry Gee, A. R. EUis. 

Carthage— W . M. Kivett, J. M. Pagan, F. L. Sea well. 

Cedar Falls— B. P. Lanier, J. W. Aired, M. Leonard. 

Columbia— Manly Porrester, W. C. York, T. L. Chisholm. 

Cool Springs — Thomas Gross, T. M. Temple, T. T. Gunter. 

Cranes Cieek— Wm. Rogers, J. J. Lawhon, W. C. Rogers. 

Deep Creek— J. L . Sears, W. L. Medlin, Keneth Saddler. 

Emmaus—H. P. Smith. 

Ephesus—N. T. Tyson, S. G. Ellis, T. H. King, 

Fall Creek— W. G. Scott, W. N. Welch, J. C. Jones. 

Friendship— P '. D. Muse, J. P. Person, J. L. Phillips. 

Flint Hill-K. C. Horner, W. L. Stutts, Eli Wallis. 

Fork Creek— (}. W. Teague. 

Gum Springs— H. R. Harman, A. C. Bridges, W. J. Laster. 

Hickory Mountain— I. B. Headen, J. H. McMath, C. C. Teague. 

Jonesboro—W. M. Brooks, W. J. Stuart, W. J. Hawley. 

Liberty— Geo. Patterson, T. M. Robertson, H. W. Crutchfleld. 

Loves Creek— J. J. D. Hackney, G. VV. Womble, CD. Poe. 

Macedonia— No Delegates. 

Manly^-W. C. Thagard, Dr. J. A. Leslie, J. L. Holland. 

May's Chapel— N . A. Gilmore, R. M. Jones, John Gilmore. . 

Mechanic's Hill— No Delegates. 

Mineral /Springs— O. S. Dixon, C. F. Meadows, L. S. Crutchfleld. 

Moon's Chapel— P. G. Welch, E. L. Vestal, Dr. G. C. Underwood. 

Mt. Olive — R. F. Andrews, S. M. Jones, Gaston Love. 

Mt. Pleasant— -J. W. Staley, W. G. Kivett, J. R. Williams. 



Mt. Zion—R. M. C. Stroud, F. L. Spoon, F. M. Sullivan. 

New Salem— No Letter. 

Pittsboro—J. M. Griffin, W. F. Foushee, E. V. Straughan. 

Poplar Ridge— R. W. Barrett, S. B. Graham, J. L. Gilchrist. 

Rive's Chapel— J. H. Brooks, C. B. Temple, 0. W. Burke. 

Rock Spring— J. A. Crane, J. I. Morris, T. H. Poe. 

Ro^-ky River — J. W. Teague, W. A. Duncan, G. E. Lineberry. 

Sandy Branch— -S. Womble, S. G. Norwood, L. M. Fields. 

Sandy Creek— H. G. Kivett, C. G. Frazier, W. J. Frazier. 

Tyson's Creek — Rev. S. Gilmore, Emsley Welch, L. Moon. 

Union Grove— J. S. Hancock, Wm. Northcot, D. McNeil. 

A very large majority of the churches being represented, proceeded 
to the annual election of officers with the following result: 

Moderator, Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon; Clerk, W. N. Straughan; 
Treasiuer, W. F. Foushee. 

Invited corresponding messengers and visiting brethren to seats 
in the body. Revs. A. G. McManaway, Vice President of the Home 
Mission Board, W. R. Gwaltney of Greensboro, and T. B. Carroll of the 
Mt. Zion Association, responded and were welcomed by the Moderator. 

Ministers of this Association present: Revs. W. H. H. Lawhon, S. 
Gilmore, (). T. Edwards, W. G. King, O. Churchill, W. F. Watson 
and P. A. Ferguson. 

A newly constituted church at Siler City petitioned for membership 
in this Association, referred to Revs. S. Gilmore, O. T. Edwards and 
J. I. Morris, who report favorable and recommend that the church 
be received. On motion the report is adopted, and the right hand of 
fellowship extended to her delegates. The Moderator appointed the 
usual committees as follows: 

On Religious Exercises— Pastor and Deacons of this church. 

On Periodicals— Rev. S. Gilmore, Bros. W. M. Kivett, Emsley 
Welch. 

On State Missions— Revs. W. R. Gwaltney, W. G. King, and Bro. 
L. Moon. 

On Foreign Missions— Rev. W. F. Watson, Bros. C G. Sullivan, 
R. M. Jones. 

On Education— Revs. O. T. Edwards, T. B. Carroll, Bro. Daniel 
ilannan. 

On Temperance— Rev. L. R. Dixon, Bros. K. C. Horner, N. T. 
Tyson. 

On Sabbath Schools— Rev. 0. Churchill, Bros. P. D. Muse, 
W T m. Poe. 

Prayer Meetings— Revs. P. A. Ferguson, D. R. Sears, Bro. (). S. 
Dixon. 



On Home Missions— Kevs. A. G. McManaway, M. Forrester, Bro. 
jGreo Patterson. 

On Charity— Rev. J. I. Morris, Bros. (3. Womble, D. F. Andrews. 

On Association al History— Bros. T. M. Robertson, N. A. 
Gilmore, L. S. Crutchfield. 

Auditing Committee— Bros. J. M. Griffin, I. B. Headen. 

On motion the Association adjourned until to-morrow morning 
9:30 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. W. R. Gwaltney. Preaching at Staley to- 
night by Rev. A. G. McManaway. 



Friday, October 4th, 9:30 o'clock, A. M. 

The Association convened and spent thirty minutes in religious 
exercises led by Rev. W. R. Gwaltney. The Moderator then called the 
Association to order. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

A newly constituted church at Moores Chapel petitioned for mem- 
bership in this body. Referred to Revs. W. G. King, O. Churchill, 
Bro. S. P. Moore who report, "we find them orthodox." On motion 
the church is received into this Association and the right hand of 
fellowship extended to her delegates. 

The Association was notified that the churches at Haywood and 
Deep River had disbanded. The Clerk is instructed to drop their 
names from the minutes. 

The report on order of business read and adopted 

The report on Periodicals was read by Rev. 8. Gilmore. On motion 
it is made special order for 2 o'clock this afternoon. 

State Missions is made special order for 3 o'clock this afternoon. 

The report on Foreign Missions was read by Rev. W. F. Watson. 
On a motion to adopt remarks were made by Revs. W. F. Watson 
W. R. Gwaltney, O. T. Edwards and others. Pending the discussion 
the following pledges were taken for the ensuing year, and the per- 
sons named, collectors in their respective churches: 

Churches. Names. Post Office. Amount. 

Bear Creek L. P. Clarada Richmond $ 7 50 

Bethany L.R.Dixon Gulf 8 00 

Bethlehem D. Hannan Carthage 8 00 

Carthage W. M. Kivett. " 10 00 

Columbia T. M. Chisholm Columbia 2 50 

Cool Spring Thos Gross Jonesboro 5 00 

Deep Creek John Sears 1 00 

Emmaus Samuel Cheek Hadley's Mill 5 00 

Ephesus T.H.King Villanow 5 00 



Fall Creek T. C. Brewer Fall Creek 5 00 

Flint Hill K. C Horner Hornei 2 00 

CedarFalls Geo. Leonard Cedar Falls 4 00 

Gum Springs J. P. Bridges Lockville 5 00 

Hickory Mt. W. J. Hackney Kimbalton 2 50 

Jonesboro *° °0 

Liberty 5 °° 

Loves Creek J. D. Dorsett Silk Hope 10 00 

Manly ■ 20 °° 

Moon's Chapel P.G. Welch Siler City 5 00 

Mt. Olive R.F.Andrews Mannsdale 5 00 

Mt. Pleasant G.R.Williams Staler 5 00 

Mt. Zion : Mrs. W. N. Spoon Oak Dale 5 00 

Pittsboro Fred Brewer Pittsboro 5 00 

Rives' Chapel L. J. Dark Rives' Chapel 5 00 

Rock Spring J. A. Crane Pittsboro 3 00 

Sandy Branch G.G.Emerson Richmond 150 

Sandy Creek H. G. Kivett Soap Stone Mt... 2 50 

Tyson's Creek Manie Welch HarpersX Roads 5 00 

Union Grove 2 ^0 

Siler City D.L.Webster Siler City 5 00 

Rockv River W. A. Liueberry Mud Lick 5 00 

'Total *™ 00 

Report adopted. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Master's last command to his immediate disciples, and through 
them to christians of all ages was, "Go ye:— and preach the gospel to 
every creature." 

Strange to say, this command so eagerly attended to and obeyed by 
the early disciples, has been overlooked and sadly perverted by chris- 
tians of succeeding years, and to-day though nearly nineteen hundred 
years since the command was given, 856 millions of people, more than 
half the population of the globe, have never in any way, heard the 
name of Jesus. 

God, however, through such men as Carey, Judsonand Yates, has 
opened up the meaning of this command, and to a certain extent 
made the christian world teel something of their responsibility and 
obligation in giving the bread of life to those who have it not. 

Southern Baptist are now sharing largely in the work of evangeliz- 
ing the world. The work of the Southern Baptist Convention lies in 
each of five great continents, Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South 
America. 



Europeon Missions is in Itley, with Bros. Taylor and Eager as gen- 
eral directors. 

Work in Asia is in China. Work in New Missions is in Japan. In 
Africa the work is still progressing. 

Brazil in South America and Mexico in North America, includes 
all the work now being done by the Foreign Mission Board. 

My Brother, God has greatly honored the Baptists of this country 
by giving them so large a share in the Evangelization of the world. 
Will you take to yourself a part of this honor by taking part in this 
great work ? 

The cry from the heathen and priest ridden world is for help and 
help now. Respectfully submitted, 

W. F. WATSON, 

li. M. JONES, 

C. G. SULLIVAN. 



The report on Home Missions was read by Rev. A. G. McManaway. 
On a motion to adopt, it was very forcibly discussed by Rev. A. G. 
McManaway, and the following pledges taken for the next year: 



Bethany $ 5 00 

Bethlehem 5 00 

Carthage 5 00 

Cedar Falls 2 00 

Deep Creek.. 1 00 

Emmaus 2 50 

FlintHill 1 00 

Fork Creek 1 00 

Jonesboro 5 00 

Love's Creek 5 00 

Manly 10 CO 

May's Chapel 5 00 



Moon's Chapel $ 5 00 

Mt. Olive 5 00 

Mt. Pleasant 5 00 

Mt. Zion 4 00 

Pittsboro 2 50 

Rives' Chapel 2 50 

Rock Spring 1 00 

Sandy Creek 2 00 

Union Grove 2 00 

Liberty 5 00 

SilerCity 1 00 

Rocky River '. 5 00 

Total $87 50 



Report adopted 

The Association adjourned for one hour. 



1:30 o'clock, p. m. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator. Visiting 
brethren were invited to seats in the body. Revs. J. A. Speight of 
the Biblical Recorder, C. Durham, Corresponding Secretary of the 
Board of Missions, and G. L. Merrill of South Yadkin Association, 
responded and were welcomed by the Moderator. 

The report on Periodicals being special order for this hour, was 
taken up and discussed by Revs. J. A. Speight, and W. F. Watson, 
and adopted. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The Committee on Periodicals believe the Baptists of all people 
should endeavor to be thoroughly acquainted with the leading doc- 
trines of the Bible and of our religious literature generally, and we 
know of no better means, outside the Bible itself, than for them to 
take and read some of our religious journals. 

Hence, we do most heartily recommend, the Biblical Recorder, 
Kind Words, and Charity and Children. 

How any Baptist can be satisfied without taking the Biblical Re- 
corder is a mystery to us. We believe it to be a necessity, if we would 
keep posted with the doctrines as we hold them, and the workings 
of our denomination. Respectfully submitted, 

S. GILMORE, 
E. WELCH, 
W. M. KIVETT. 



Rev. W. R. Gwaltney read the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

There are 91 missionaries, 15 colporteurs laboring under appoint- 
ment of the State Mission Board. Their work lies in both town 
and country fields, and God's blessings is signally resting upon them. 
Hundreds of souls are annually being converted under their preach- 
ing, Sunday schools and churches are being organized, and the waste 
places are being supplied with the gospel as Baptists preach it. As 
the work goes on increasing in its power and results, it devolves upon 
us more and more individually the weight of that responsibility 
which belongs to God's most highly favored people— the people who 
hold the whole truth — the truth as worded in the New Testament 
Scriptures. Let every one help in this great w T ork. 

W. R. GWALTNEY, 
W.G.KING, 
LABAN MOON, 
Committee. 

On a motion to adopt, remarks were made by Revs. W.R. Gwaltney 
and C. Durham. Bro. Durham was at his best and presented the 
subject of missions with such force that all who heard him was con- 
vinced of its importance. Pending the discussion a cash collection 
was taken up amounting to $7.50, and pledges for the ensuing year 
taken as follows: 



Bear Creek $ 5 00 

Bethlehem 5 00 

Cedar Palls 4 00 

Cranes Creek 5 00 

Emmaus 2 50 

Fall Creek 5 00 

Flint Hill 2 00 

Gum Spring 5 00 

Jonesboro 5 00 

Loves Creek 5 00 



Bethany $ 5 00 

Carthage 15 00 

Cool Springs 2 50 

Deep Creek 2 50 

Ephesus 2 50 

Friendship 2 00 

Fork Creek 2 00 

Hickory Mt 5 00 

Liberty 10 00 

Manly 20 00 



Mechanic's Hill 2 00 Moon's Chapel 5 00 

Mt. Olive 5 00 Mt, Pleasant 5 00 

Mt. Zion 5 00 Pittsboro 5 00 

Rives Chapel 5 00 Bock Spring 2 00 

Rocky River 5 Of J Sandy Branch 2 50 

Sandy Creek 2 50 Tyson's Creek 2 00 

Union Grove 2 50 Moore's Chapel 2 00 

Siier City 5 00 Total $165 50 

Report adopted. 

Rev. J. I. Morris read the 

REPORT OX CHARITY. 

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have 
not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal." 
"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of 
these is charity." First and last verses of 13th chapter, 1st Corin- 
thians. We commend, brethren, to your carefui and prayerful read 
ing the entire chapter. "Pure religion and undefiled before God and 
the Father is this: To visit the fatherless and widows in their af- 
fliction, and keep himself unspotted from the world." The Lord says 
that he loveth a cheerful giver; and again, we are told to "Be doers 
of the word and not hearers only." 'What doth it profit, my breth- 
ren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can 
faith save him ?"'*If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily 
food, and one of you say unto them, depart in peace, be ye warmed 
and filled, notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are 
needful to the body; what dbth it profit V Even so faith, if it hath not 
works, is dead, being alone." Our Saviour taught that practical char- 
ity was and would be a test of true discipleship. Brethren are we 
living up to the full measure of our privilege and duty in this mat- 
ter? The Baptists of North Carolina, besides their many other ob- 
jects of charity and Christian giving, have established an Orphan's 
home at Thomasville for the support and proper moral and mental 
training of the fatherless and motherless children of our State. This 
institution is sustained by voluntary contributions from the Baptists 
of the State and strongly appeals to the sympathy and generosity 
as well as to the purse of every true Baptist of North Carolina. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES I. MORRIS, 
R.F.ANDREWS, 
S. WOMBLE- 
Report adopted. 

The discussion made the special order for 11 o'clock Sunday morn- 
ing. 

Rev. L. R. Dixon read the 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Notwithstanding the pastors in this Association have preached 
temperance to their churches, and this Association has heretofore 
given no uncertain sound on this subject, there are numbers of the 
members of our churches in this Association who drink intoxicating 



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liquors as a beverage. Therefore we recommend total abstinence to 
all the churches of this Association. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. R. DIXON, 
N.T.TYSON, 
K. C. HORNER, 

Committee. 

On a motion to adopt, remarks were made by Revs. L. R. Dixon, 
J.I. Morris and Bro. T. M. Robertson. Report adopted. 

Rev. O. T. Edwards was elected a delegate to the Southern Baptist 
Convention, Rev. W. F. Watson alternate. 

Bros. J. M. Griffin, T. M. Robertson and W. M. Kivett were ap- 
pointed a committee to raise money to defray the expenses of the 
delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Rev. W. F .Watson was elected to preach the introductory sermon 
at the next Association. 

The report of the committee on last year's history read and 
adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ASSOCIATIONAL HISTORY. 

Your committee has examined the history of the Association for 
the years 1887 and 1888 and find it correct. 

T. M. ROBERTSON, 
N. A. CxILMORE, 
L. S. CRUTCHFIELD, 
Committee. 

The Moderator announced that any member of this Association 
attending another Association is appointed a corresponding messen- 
ger. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9:30 o'clock, prayer by Rev. 
R. R. Moore. 

Preaching to-night in this house by the Moderator and at Staley 
by Rev. W. R. Gwaltney. 



Saturday Morning, 9:30 o'clock. 

The Association convened and spent thirty minutes in devotional 
exercises lead by Rev. J. A. Speight. The Moderator then called the 
Association to order. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. The letter from Fork 
Creek was read and the delegates enrolled. 

Bro. T. M. Robertson read the 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

We beg to make the following report: On account of a misunder- 
standing between this Board and the churches asking aid, and be- 
tween the churches and the State Board of Missions we have not ac- 
complished the work that you expected nor that we desired. All 
these differences have been explained to our satisfaction, and this 
Board requests the State Mission Board to allow us to select the iidds 



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for its work within the bounds of this Association. And we further 
request the fields desiring aid to make their applications to the State 
Board through this Board. 

We have about the same number of Bibles and Testaments on 
hand as we reported last year. 

Perhaps our greatest need in the Association is colportage work. 
What shall we do about it ? 

T. M. ROBERTSON, 
L. R. DIXON, 
J. L. PASCHAL, 

Executive Board. 

On a motion to adopt, remarks were made by Revs. C. Durham, L. R. 
Dixon, and brethren T. M. Robertson, J. T. Paschal. Report adopted. 
Rev. O. Churchill read the 

REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

The Sabbath SchooJ interest is second to none, in point of impor- 
tance of the great interests of this body. 

Our people are in sympathy with this work, and many churches 
keep the school open twelve months in the year, others six and eight 
months, and sad to say some churches in this Association have no Sab- 
bath School at all. To the end that the interest in the Sabbath 
School work may be quickened and all the churches in the Associa- 
tion stimulated to engage more heartily in this work, your com- 
mittee would suggest that the advisability of organizing a body to 
be known as the Sandy Creek Baptist Sunday School Association, 
be referred to a committee of three, and that this committee be em- 
powered to name time and place of meeting for first session of said 
body, and that the churches be notified by the committee through 
correspondence. The committee would further suggest that the 
work of the Baptist Orphanage, and the work of Colportage be 
committed to this body. Respectfully submitted, 

O.CHURCHILL, 
W. B. POE, 
P. D. MUSE. 

The report was discussed by Revs. C. Durham, W. F. Watson, J.I. 
Morris and others, and adopted. Revs. W. F. Watson, O. T. Ed- 
wards, and Bro. W. N. Straughan were appointed a committee to 
select time and place for holding the first session of the Sunday 
School Association. 

Rev. O. T. Edwards read the 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The wide spread interest recently manifested on Education in our 
State, is one of the gratifying signs of the times. This interest is 
shown by the large number of schools established in the state, and 
the liberal patronage which they have received. And the Baptists 
of the State are taking a conspicuous part in this important work. 
Wake Forest College was never in so prosperous a condition, and 
the Female Colleges at High Point and Oxford, are growing in 
efficiency and patronage. And we hope that the contribution from the 
churches will enable the Board of Education to give assistance to all 



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the worthy and promising young ministers who may need it in their 

effort to prepare themselves for the great work to which the Lord 

has called them. 
There were about 40 ministerial students on this Board last year, 

and several others would have been received if there had been funds. 

There are others there on their own expenses. There are two there 

now from this Association on the Board, and there are two on their 

own expenses. 

O. T. EDWARDS, 
T. E. CARROLL, 
DANIEL HANNAN. 

On a motion to adopt, remarks were made by Revs. W. F. Watson, 
O. T. Edwards, S. Gilmore and others, and pledges made for the 
ensuing year as follows: 



Bethany $'3 00 

Bethlehem 5 00 

Carthage 10 00 

Cedar Falls 2 00 

Columbia 5 00 

Deep Creek 1 00 

Emmaus 5 00 

Ephesus 1 00 

Flint Hill 2 00 

Gum Spring 5 00 

Jonesboro 5 00 

Liberty „ 10 00 

Report adopted. 

On motion the Treasurer is instructed to pay the Historian $4.00 
for the years 1887 and 1888, out of the money in his hands for Associ- 
ational Missions. 

Elected an Executive Board as follows: Revs. W. F. Watson, O. 
T.Edwards, W. H. H.Lawhon, Bros. T. M. Robertson, H. P. Smith. 

Adjourned for one hour. 



Manly $15 00 

May's Chapel 3 00 

Moon's Chapel 5 00 

Mt. Pleasant 5 00 

Mt. Zion 4 GO 

Pittsboro 5 00 

Rock Spring 1 00 

Rocky River 2 00 

Sandy Creek 2 00 

Moore's Chapel 1 00 

SilerCity 2 50 

Total $99 50 



1:30 o'clock, p. m. 

Preaching at the stand at this hour by Rev. G. L. Merrill, after 
which the Association was called to order by the Moderator. 

Bro. J. H. Mills reported himself and was welcomed by the 
Moderator. 

The report on prayer meetings was read and discussed by Rev. J. I. 
Morris and adopted. 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Prayer is indispensible to the Christian— first as a duty; as a fact, it 
is a command to pray always and not faint, not only to pray secretly, 
but also in a public capacity. Secondly, God's promise is that where 
two or three agree as touching any one point, that it shall be granted. 
Therefore, would recommend to the churches of this Association that 



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they keep up regular weekly prayer meetings for the edification of its 
own body and the development of its own gifts. 
Respectfully submitted, 

P. A. FERGUSON, 
D. R. SEARS, 
O. S. DIXON, 

Committee, 

Bro. J. M. Griffin read the report of the Auditing Committee. 
Report adopted. 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

We, the Auditing Committee, beg leave to report that we have 
carefully examined the Treasurer's book and find that he received 
during the last Associational year $353.11 and paid out $348.26 leav- 
ing a balance in his hands of $4.85. - 

J. M. GRIFFIN, 
I. B. HEADEN. 

The Treasurer read his report. Report adopted. 

treasurer's report of present contributions. 



State Missions.- $90 13 

Home " 17 23 

Orphanage GO 66 

Of Former Treasurer 4 85 



Foreign Missions $101 15 

Education " 42 15 

Minute Fund 36 09 

Total $352 26 



WM. F.FOUSHEE, Treasurer. 
Appointed delegates to the Baptist State Convention as follows: 
Revs. O. T. Edwards, W. F. Watson, W. G. King, O. Churchill, P. A. 
Ferguson, Bros. J. I. Morris, T. M. Robertson, W. N. Straughan. 

The following resolution was unanimously adopted: 
RESOLUTION OF THANKS. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association are due, and are 
hereby tendered the members of this church and community for their 
generous hospitality. 

The Association adjourned to meet with the church at Rocky River, 
Chatham County, Thursday before the first Sunday in October 1890. 

W. H. II. LAWHON, Moderator, 
W.N. STRAUGHAN, Clerk, Carthage, N. C. 

Pittsboro, N. C. 



SATURDAY NIGHT. 
Rev, L. R. Dixon was ordained to the full work of the gospel 
ministry, by a presbytery consisting of the ordained ministers 
of this Association. The ordination sermon was preached by 
Rev. W.F. Watson. 



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SUNDAY MORNING. 

A large congregation assembled at the stand in the grove. After 
reading of the scriptures, singing and prayer, Bro. J. H. Mills ad- 
dressed the people on the subject of Charity. Bro. Mills was at his 
best and all felt when he closed that the time had been well spent. 

A cash collection of $25.50 was taken for the Orphanage. 

Preaching at 2 o'clock P. M., by Rev, W. F. Watson. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

For purposes of missionary effort, the field is the world, and all 
such efforts are based on the command of the Saviour to preach the 
gospel to every creature. But for convenience' sake, we divide this 
one field into different departments. The work done in our own 
Association we call Associational Missions. The work in our State 
under the auspices of the State Convention, we call State Missions. 
Then under the auspices of the Southern Baptist Convention we di- 
vide all the rest of the world into two portions, committing the 
destitution in our southern states and territories and the island of 
Cuba to the Home Mission Board, and the rest of the world to the 
Foreign Mission Board. 

Now the Home Board had 328 missionaries engaged in the work 
last year. These men received 8402 people into the membership of 
Baptist churches during the year. The Lord is indicating the favor 
with which he regards the work of this Board, by the success given 
to its missionaries. But the Board needs to increase its force of 
workers in order to occupy the fields now open to it, and that means 
increase of expenses and should mean enlarged contributions. 
So the Board asks from N. C , three times as much for the year end- 
ing April 30th, 1890, as it received from us last year. Will not the 
churches of this Association do their part in responding to this ap 
peal, and will they not largely increase their contributions for the 
current year? We trust they will. Respectfully submitted, 

A. G. McMANAWAY, 
M. FORRESTER, 
GEO. PATTERSON. 



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IMIIITTTTIES 



OF THE 



132ND ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 

| Sandy Creek Baptist Association, 

| £ HEED WITH THE CHURCH AT 

I.'- 

ROCKY RIVEB, CHATHAM COUNTY, 

; 

October 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1890. 



OFFICEES: 

KEY. W.-H. H.LAWHOH"! Moderator, Carthage, N. C. 

W.N. STRAUGHAN, Clerk,- -------- Pittsboro/H. C. 

J. D. DORSETT, Treasurer, - Silk Hope, N. C. 

REY. 0. T. EDWARDS, Historian, - - - Mt. Yernon Springs, N. C. 



The next session is to be held with the Bethany church, 
Chatham County,' Thursday before the 4th 
Sunday in September 1891. 



COLE'S PRINTING HOUSE, SANFORD, N. C. 
1890 



(L^ES k. 



ZMUZLnTTTTIES 



OF THE 



132ND ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association, 

HEED WITH THE CHURCH AT 

ROOKY RIVER, CHATHAM COUNTY, 

October 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1890. 



OFFICEES: 



REV. W. H. H.LAWHON, Moderator, ..--. Carthage, H. C. 

W. H. STRAUGHAN, Clerk, - Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. D. DORSETT, Treasurer, - Silk Hope, H. C. 

REV. 0. T.*EDWARD3. Historian. - - - Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 



The next session is to be held with the Bethany church, 
Chatham County, Thursday before the 4th 
Sunday in September 1891. 



COLE'S PRINTING HOUSE, SANFORD, N. C. 
1890 



ORDAINED MINISTERS: 

REY. S. GILMORE, - - - Richmond, K. C. 

D. C. MURCHISON, - - Gulf, 

J. L. SMITH, - - Siler City, 

W. H. H. LAWHOH, Carthage, 

W. G. KING, - Yillanow, 

0. T. EDWA.RDS, Mt. Yernon Springs, 

P. A. FERGUSON, - Lambsville, 

J. D. HACKNEY, Mt. Yernon Springs, 

0. CHURCHILL, Haywood, . 

W. F. WATSGN, - Carthage, 

W. A. SMITH, - Hadley's Mills, ' 

D. R. SEARS, - - - Siler City, 

G. L. MERRILL, - Franklinville, 



Proceedings. 



Rocky River, Chatham Co., N. C, Oct. 2nd, 1890. 

The Sandy Creek Baptist Association met in its 132nd ses- 
sion with the church at this place. 

The introductory sermon was preached by Rev. W. F. 
Watson, from 1st Cor. 9: 14: "Even so hath the I^ord ordain- 
ed that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. ' ' 
At the conclusion of the sermon Rev. S. Gilmore offered the 
following which was adopted: 

Resolved: That the thanks of this body be tendered Bro. 
Watson for his able and appreciated sermon. 

The congregation was then dismissed for one hour for din- 
ner, after which they reassembled in the house, and was led 
in devotional exercises by Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon. 

The association was then called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon. The church letters were read by 
Revs. W. G. King and O. T. Edwards, and the delegates en- 
rolled as follows: 

Bear Creek—]. M. Stinson, A. M. Walters, S. P. Clarada. 

Bethany—^. D. Nail, G. A. Murchison, G. C. Coggin. 

Bethlehem — D. S. Barrett, Lewis Dupree, D. Hannon. 

Brush Creek— H. G. Mofhtt, N. R. Gilbert, J. C. Gilbert. 

Carthage— ]. P. Seawell, W. F. Fry, W. F. Warner. 

Cedar Falls — J. M. Pounds, G. L. Leonard, P. G. Elmore. 

Columbia — Not represented. 

Cool Springs — R. B. Iyineberry, J. M. Henley, G. W. Temple 

Cranes Creek — J. E. Byrd, J. J. Lawhon, S. J. Jones. 

Deep Creek—]. L- Sears, D. C. Graham, A. M. Black. 

Emmaus—YL. P. Smith, W. A. Smith. 

Fphesus—N. T. Tyson, A. G. Ellis, J. R. Gilbert. 

Fall Creek— -M. L. Nail, J. D. Welch, S. G. Brady. 

Friendship—]. I. EL Cockman, D. T. Caddell, P. D. Muse- 

Flint Hill— ■]. F. Wallace, W. C. Wallace.- 

Fork Creek— O. W. Teague, W. E. Beck. 

Gum Springs- A. T. Lambeth, D. M. Poe,-J. B. Burns. 

Hickory Mt.—G.W. Harmon, J. D. Dorsett, S. P. Teague. 

Joncsboro — 'No delegates. 



Liberty -^George Patterson, N. L. Kivett. 

Loves Creeks Reuben Bray, G. N. Gee, G. N. Womble. 

Macedonia -^-Not represented. 

Manly-]. L. Holland, R. X,. Thagard. 

May's Chapel --N. A. Gilmore, J. A. Gilmore, G. N. Mclver. 

^/^ <2 ?z zV ^ 7//// — Letter. 

Mineral Springs—']. C. Dowd, A. S.Dixon, W. H. Crutchfield 

Moore's Chapel^-K K. Moffitt, J. W. Tippitt, J. B. York. 

Moon's Chapel- A. ]. I^ane, Solomon Fox, R. O. Welch. 

Ml Olive— Rev. R. F. Andrews, D. W. Cheek, T. F. Ellington 

Ml. Pleasant- J. A. Kivett, Alex. Coble, Thomas Curtis. 

Ml. Zion—]. A J. Patterson, John Fogleman, H. M. C. Stroud 

New Salem —A. P. Poe. 

Ore Hill—R. P. Johnson, C. F. Meadows, W. K. Hackney. 

Piltsboro—]. M Griffin, E. V. Straughan, R. S. Bubanks. 

Poplar Ridge — Not represented. 

Rive's Chapel-Dr. O B. Stroud, J. W. Dark, G. W. Emerson. 

Rock Spring— Mark Smith, Rev. J. I. Morris, Norman Phillips 

Rocky River- -S. P. Teague, J. W. Bridges, E. Iy. Fox. 

Sandy Branch — S. Womble, S. G. Norwood, G. G. Emerson. 

SVwzafr Creek— H: Y. Kivett, D. C. York, T P. Frazier. 

Siler City -A, C. Jordan, A. W. Wilson, W. A. Teague. 

Staley--]. N. Staley, C. G. Teague, C. W. Staley. 

Tyson s Creek— Rev. S. Gilmore, E. Welch, L. Moon. 

Union Grove-]. M. Cagle, Thomas McNeill, Alex. Jordan. 

A large majority of the churches being represented pro- 
ceeded to the annual election of officers with the following 
result: 

Moderator, Rev, W. H. H. Lawhon; Clerk, W. N. Straughan; 
Treasurer, J. D. Dorsett. 

Ordained ministers of this association present: Revs. W. H. 
H. Ivawhon, S. Gilmore, J. I,. Smith, O. T. Edwards, W. G. 
King, P. A. Ferguson, W. F. Watson, L. R. Dixon, G. Iy. 
Merrill, J. D. Hackney. 

Two newly constituted churches, one at Ore Hill and one 
at Staley petitioned for membership in this association, their 
articles of faith being satisfactory they were received and the 
right hand of fellowship extended to their delegates. 

The Moderator announced the usual committees as follows: 

On Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of this church. 



On Order of Business — Rev. J. D. Hackney, D. Hannon, 
S. Womble. 

0?i Periodicals — Rev. G. E. Merrill, J. I. Morris, N. A. 
Gilmore. 

On State Missions— -Rev :. W. F. Watson, D. S. Barrett, 
J. M. Henley. 

On Foreign Missions — Rev. O. T. Edwards, G. W. Temple, 
R. E. Thagard. 

On Education— R. B. Eineberry, W. F. Fry, Dr. O. B. Stroud. 

On Home Missions — Rev. S. Gilmore, P. D. Muse, B. Welch. 

On Temperance — Rev. J. E. Smith, R. F. Andrews, D. Poe. 

On Prayer Meetings — Revs. E. R. Dixon, G. W. Harman, 
D. R. Sears. 

On Associational History-Revs. W. G. King, P. A. Ferguson, 
Bro. A. J. I^ane. 

Auditing Committee — J. M. Griffin, G. A. Murchison, J. W. 
Dark. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9: 30 o'clock. Prayer 
by Rev. W. A. Smith. 



Friday, October 3rd, 9: 30 o'clock, A. M. 

The association convened and was lead in religious exercises 
by Rev. O. T. Edwards. The Moderator then called the as- 
sociation to order. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

The report on order of business was read by Rev. J. D. 
Hackney and adopted. 

Invited corresponding messengers and visiting brethren to 
seats in the body. Bro. S. White from the Central association 
accepted and was welcomed by the Moderator. 

On motion a committee was appointed on the Baptist Or- 
phanage. Rev. W. A. Smith, G. A. Murchison, C. F. Meadows 
constituted said committee. 

The following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved: That we endorse W. F. Fry, the colporteur of the 
Sunday school association. 

Rev. E- R- Dixon read the 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

W r e, your committee on prayer meetings submit the fol- 
lowing: Christ taught his disciples to pray, and we are 



6 



commanded to pray always, and in every thing to give thanks. 
And as our churches have preaching only once a month we 
recommend that every church of this association have weekly 
praver meetings. L. R. DIXON, 

G. W. HARMAN, Committee 

On a motion to adopt remarks were made by Revs. L. R. 
Dixon, J. D. Hackney, J. I. Morris. and P. A. Ferguson. 
Report adopted. 
Rev. J. L. Smith read the 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We your committee on temperance report as follows: We 
recommend the moderate use of the necessities of life and the 
abstinence from nonessentials especially. We recommend that 
the use of spirituous liquors as a beverage be a test of church 
fellowship. J. L. SMITH, 

R. F. ANDREWS, 
C. D. POE, Committee. 

On a motion to adopt remarks were made by Revs. J. L. 
Smith, R. F. Andrews and others, and adopted. 
Rev. G. L. Merrill read the 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your committee would urge that the members of our church- 
es, in order that they may be more fully acquainted with the 
different departments of church work, and thus for their own 
spiritual development, should every one, so far as may be pos- 
sible, take and read the Biblical Recorder. 

We recommend Kind Word Series, the Foreign Mission 
Journal and Charitv and Children. 

G. L. MERRILL, 

JAMES I. MORRIS, 

N. A. GILMORE, Committee'. 

On motion to adopt remarks were made by Rev. J. I. Morris. 
Pending the motion to adopt the association took a recess for 
one hour. 



Afternoon Session. 

The association assembled at the stand in the grove, (the 
house not being large enough to hold the vast crowd.) 

Pursuant to a resolution passed at the morning session Rev. 
W. G. King preached at this hour, after which the Moderator 
called the association to order. 



The report on periodicals was taken up and discussed by 
Rev. W. F. Watson and Bro. S. White. Report adopted. 
Bro. R. B. Lineberry read the 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The interest in the cause of education increases. Wake 
Forest College is better equipped in buildings, apparatus and 
God-fearing Professors than ever before. This institution, 
with the many excellent high schools in the state, furnishes 
better advantages for the boys than they have ever had. To 
aid the work done for the girls at Oxford, High Point and 
Murfreesboro, a Baptist Female University is soon to be open- 
ed in Raleigh. Some thirty-five young ministers are now 
cared for at Wake Forest College by the education board. 
There are two from this association on this board; also four 
paying their own expenses. 

We recQmmend that the delegates present see to it that 
each church has a collector for this object and devote to it the 
collections for one fourth the conventional year; also that they 
urge their pastors to more full3 r explain this work. 

R. B. LINEBERRY, 
W. F. FRY, 
O. B. STROUD, Committee. 

On motion it is made special order for 10 o'clock to-morrow 
morning. 

Rev. S. Gilmore read the 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Your committee on home missions submit the following 
report: The home mission board employed last year 328 mis- 
sionaries, an encrease of 45 over the year before. These mis- 
sionaries organized 328 churches during the year, an average 
of one for each missionary. They received 8.402 persons into 
the Baptist churches, an average of over 25 for each worker. 
They organized 343 Sunday schools, and distributed 850,000 
pages of tracts, and 5,000 copies of the word of God. They 
labor in four southern states, the Indian territory, and the 
Island of Cuba. The figures given above indicate that the 
blessings of God attend the work of this board. These tokens 
of the divine favor should be a call to our churches to increase 
their contributions and thus enable the board to increase the 
number of workers. All of which is respectfullv submitted. 

S. GILMORE, 
E. WELCH, 
P. D. MUSE, Committtee. 

On motion to adopt remarks were made by Revs. S. Gilmore, 



O. T. Edwards and W. G. King. Report adopted. 

On motion state missions is made special order for n o'clock 
to-morrow morning. 

Rev. W. G. King read the 

REPORT ON LAST YEAR'S HISTORY. 
We have examined the last year's history and find it correct. 

w.'g. king, 
p. a. ferguson, 

A. J. IyANE, Committtee. 

Report adopted. 

On motion the time and meeting of the association is changed 
to Thursday before the 4th Sunday in September. Rev. G. 
L. Merrill appointed to preach the introductory sermon. 

Rev. W. F. Watson was elected a delegate to the southern 
Baptist convention. 

On motion each church in this association is requested to 
send one dollar to Bro. R. B. Eineberry at Sauford to defray 
the expenses of our delegate to the convention. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9: 30 o'clock. Prayer 
by Rev. J. I. Morris. s 

Saturday, October 5th, 9: 30 o'clock A. M. 

The association met and spent 30 minutes in religious ex- 
ercises led by Rev. G. L. Merrill. 

The body was then called to order by the Moderator. 
Rev. W. F. Watson read the 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Your board beg leave to report that during the associational 
year the following places have been aided by the State Board 
through their recommendation, viz: Deep Creek, situated in 
the extreme southern border of Moore county, Ephesus, near 
the center of Moore, and the Deep River field in Randolph 
county. Deep Creek to the amount of $25, Ephesus $25, 
Deep River $150, making in all $200 from the State Board to this 
association. Applications were also received from Ore Hill 
and Siler City, but were not recommended by the committee 
for the following reasons: 

1 st. Each point was situated within hearing of the bell of 
regularly organized churches, whose duty it, evidently, was 
to' prosecute the work at above named points if desirable and 
advisable. 



2. The two points agreed to pay $ 180 for one fourth of the 
preacher's time, which in itself is equal to and in many in- 
stances exceeds the amounts paid to other missionaries in the 
association and amounts paid to regular pastors. 

3. The association has been contributing about $150 per 
annum for State Missions and your committee thought it un- 
fair and unwise to ask for more than $150 in excess of our 
contributions. An application also came from Macedonia, but 
too late for action. 

Bro. Churchill says: Several received by baptism since asso- 
ciation. Outlook very encouraging. 

Bro. King says: We have ceiled, put stove in and partly 
painted our house — members continuously coming in — out- 
look hopeful — congregation large and attentive. 

Bro. Merrill says: Brethren J. N. Stallings, Henry Sheets 
and R. R. Moore helped me in meetings at Randleman, Moore's 
Chapel and Cedar Falls respectively. The people listened atten- 
tively, and we believe that seeds were sown that will bring 
forth good fruit.- The outlook is encouraging and the work 
should go on/ 

Your committee would urge the churches to largely increase 
their contributions to the State Mission work to the end that 
larger and more appropriations may be recommended during 
the next associational year, for the destitution within the 
bounds of this body has not 3^et been reached and can never 
be till we rise to the full measure of our duty in regard to the 
grace of giving. W. F. WATSON, 

W. H. H. IvAWHON, 
H. P. SMITH, Committee. 

On a motion to adopt remarks were made by Revs. W. F. 
Watson, J. D. Hackney, S. Gilmore and others. Report adopted. 

On motion the present Executive Board is continued for 
another year. 

The special hour having arrived, the report on education 
was discussed by Bro. R. B. Lineberry, Revs. W. A. Smith 
and W. F. Watson. Report adopted. 

Rev. W. F. Watson read the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

God has wrought great things for us in the upbuilding of 
the waste places in our state in and through the organized 
efforts of our people as divided by the State Mission Board. 
The board has planned wisely and well for the upbuilding of 
the Master's kingdom, and the pressing demand at this time 
from every quarter is for enlargement all along the line. 

Your committee, therefore, would recommend that the associ- 
ation hastily co-operate with the State Board in its work and 



10 



make an honest effort to raise the amount suggested by the 
board for this body viz: $300. 

The committee would further urge the association to insist 
upon the respective pastors taking stated collections in their 
churches for this object, for in this way our churches can be 
educated to give and the cause aided and God's name honored 
and glorified. Respectfully submitted, 

W. F. WATSON, 

DAVID L. BARRETT, 

J. M. HENLEY, Committee. 

On a motion to adopt remarks were made by Rev. W. F. 
Watson and adopted. 

Rev. O. T. Edwards read the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The work of Foreign Missions presents many difficulties. 
Heathens are hundreds of millions in number and are scattered 
over immense districts of the earth. Oceans must be crossed, 
difficult tongues must be mastered, long cherished prejudices 
must be overcome, and ancient religions must be overthrown. 
Yet the work goes on and the work is hopeful. Ten years ago 
the Foreign Mission Board of the southern Baptist convention 
had eleven foreign and thirty-two native workers. Last year 
it had on these fields eighty-nine foreign and seventy-five na- 
tive workers, making a total of 164 workers under the ap- 
pointment of this board as the representatives of the churches 
of the Southern Baptist Convention. We now have, from the 
churches of our own state, about nine-teen sent out under the 
board, and eleven others not appointed by the board, making 
in all about thirty foreign missionaries from our native state, 
nearly three times as many as the whole south had ten years 
ago. Let us support these in their arduous work by our 
prayers and contributions, relying upon the unfailing promises 
of God. "Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for 
thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy 
portion." And the risen Christ charged his disciples to 
"teach all nations," and promised to be with them "always, 
even unto the end of the world. ' ' The success in present fields, 
the opening of new fields lead us to believe that these 
promises are being fulfilled. Lands, which only a few years 
ago were closed against the gospel, now welcome the mission- 
ary. There are now more open doors than there are men to 
enter them. 

The Sandy Creek Association should do more for missions, 
indeed the whole southern Baptist are not doing what they 
should. The native churches in foreign lands that have a 
membership of 2,214 contributed $4,680, which is two dollars 
to the member. The churches of the Southern Baptist Con- 



11 



vention average about FOUR CENTS PER MEMBER. 

Your committee would urge every pastor and church to do 
t better for the future. 

The southern Baptists contributed one hundred and nine 
thousand dollars last year, and are asked for one hundred and 
fifty thousand for next year, and it could be easily done if 
every member would do his or her duty in this great and im- 
portant work. 

The white membership of the Southern Baptist Convention 
is about 1,194,520, and there was an increase last year of 11 
associations, 512 ordained ministers, 551 churches, 4,786 Bap- 
tist 37,440 members. And should not contributions and work 
for the Master increase in proportion. 

O. T. EDWARDS, 
R. L. THAGARD, 
G. W. TEMPLE, Committee. 

On a motion to adopt remarks were made by Revs. O. T. 
Edwards and W. F. Fry. Report adopted. 

On motion the association adjourned. Rev. W. A. Smith 
to preach at 2 o'clock p. m, 



Afternoon Session. 

The association was called to order by the Moderator. 

Rev. W. F. Watson read the report of the comittee appoint- 
ed at last association on time and place for organizing a Bap- 
tist Sunday School Association. % 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE. 

Your committee appointed at last session of the association 
for the purpose of naming time and place for the organization 
of a Baptist Sunday School Association beg leave to report 
that they had a most successful meeting of ministers and lay- 
men at May's Chapel church beginning on Friday before the 
5th Sunday in March, at which time the organization was ef- 
fected and we believe promises good results under the direction 
of God. W. F. WATSON, 

W. N. STRAUGHAN, 

O. T. EDWARDS, Committee. 

Report adopted. 

Rev. W. A. Smith read the. 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

Your committee on orphanage wish to report as follows: 
Inasmuch as God in his wisdom has laid the obligation of 
providing for the orphans upon us as a christian people, we 



deem that our christian relationship devolves upon us the duty 
and privilege of being a father to the fatherless and a mother 
to the motherless. Therefore we recommend that the messen- 
gers from the several churches urge their brethren to a liberal 
support of this charitable institution. We sadly regret that 
many applicants are not received because the funds, or means 
of the institution are so limited. 

W. A. SMITH, 

G. A. MURCHISON, 

C. F. MEADOWS, Committee. 

On a motion to adopt remarks were made by Revs. W. A. 
Smith, W. H. H. L,awhon and Bro. G. A. Murchison. 

Pending the discussion a collection was taken amounting to 
$30.35. Report adopted. 

On motion the collection to be taken to-morrow (Sunday) is 
to be divided between Siler City and Ore Hill to be spent on 
their church buildings. 

Bethany is elected as the place for holding the next session 
of this association. 

Bro. J. M! Griffin read the 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

Bro. Moderator: — We, your auditing committee beg leave 
to submit the following report: We have examined the Treas- 
urer's book and find that he received $352.26, and paid out 
$351.26 leaving a balance of $1.00 in treasurer's hand. 

J. M. GRIFFIN, 
G. A. MURCHISON, 
J. W. DARK, Committee. 

Report adopted. 

The Treasurer read his report which was adopted. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Minute Fund $ 39.92 

Associational Missions 75 

State Missions 79.71 

Foreign Missions 114.52 

Home Missions :... 60.26 

Education 33.47 

Baptist Orphanage 39.16 

Amount from Treasurer. 1.00 

Total $368.79 



Amount sent during year to Treasurer's 
Convention. 

....; $36.93 

56.58 

32.65 

67.23 

55.29 

Total 

$248.68 $617.47 



J. D. DORSETT, Treasurer. 

Rev. O. T. Edwards offered the following resolution: 

Resolved: Whereas,, the association is large and growing 

larger and becoming somewhat burdensome upon a vicinity 

and whereas, the delegates being separated in different and 

distant homes, herefore be it resolved, that this body recom- 



13 



mend that the churches nearest the annual association, prepare 
to entertain delegates and visitors at the church in -order that 
the delegates and ministers assembled may have time and 
opportunity to sing, pray, and preach and have that social inter- 
course which the word "Association" literally means. 

O. T. EDWARDS. 

Report adopted. 

The following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved: That the thanks of this association are hereby 
tendered to this church and community for their hospitality. 

On motion the Moderator appointed the following brethren 
to write on the subjects annexed to their names and to report 
to the next session of the association: 

On Periodicals, Rev. S. Gilmore; State Missions, Bro. R. B. 
Lineberry; Foreign Missions, Rev. W. F. Watson; Education, 
Bro. R. P. Johnson; Temperance, Rev. W. G. King; Prayer 
Meetings, Rev. J. L. Smith; Home Missions, Rev. O. T. 
Edwards. • 

The association then adjourned to meet with the church at 
Bethany, Chatham county, Thursday before the fourth Sun- 
day in September 1891. Prayer by Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon. 
W. H. H. EAWHON, Moderator, 
W. N. STRAUGHAN, Clerk, Carthage, N. C. 

Pittsboro, N. C. 



Saturday Night. 

W. A. Smith and D. R. Sears were ordained to the full 
work of the gospel ministry, by a presbytery consisting of the 
ordained ministtrs present. * 

Rev. O. T. Edwards preached the ordination sermon. 

Sunday Morning, 10 o'clock. 

An interesting mass meeting was held in the interest of Sun- 
day schools, and speeches were made by Bros. W. N. 
Straughan, R. P. Johnson, J. L. Holland, R. B. Eineberry 
and Prof. Weatherly, interspersed with singing by the con- 
gregation. 

The following resolution was unanimously adopted: 
Resolved: That we in mass meeting recommend that every 
church in this association keep up an evergreen Sunday school 
and teach the bible faithfully every Sunday. 

n o'clock a. m. 

Rev. W. H. H. Eawhon preached at the stand in the grove 
to a large and attentive congregation, and Rev. W. F. Watson 
preached in the house. Rev. G. E. Merrill preached at 2 
o'clock p. m. All the sermons were listened to with marked 
attention, and we trust will result in much good. 



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PLEDGES WERE TAKEN FOR NEXT 
YEAR AS FOLLOWS: 



CHURCHES. 



Bear Creek 

Bethany 

Bethlehem 

Brush Creek 

Carthage 

Cedar Falls 

Cool Spring 

DeepCreek 

Emmaus 

Ephesus 

Fall Creek 

Flint Hill 

Fork Creek 

Gum Spring 

Hickory Mountain. 

Liberty 

Love's Creek 

Manly 

May,s Chapel 

Moon's Chapel 

Moore's Chapel 

Mt. Olive 

Mt. Pleasant 

Mt. Zion 

New Salem 

Pittsboro 

Rive's Chapel 

Rock Spring 

Rocky River 

Sandy Branch 

Sandy Creek 

Tyson's Creek 

Union Grove 

Ore Hill 

Staley 



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4 00 
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15 00 
4 00 

4 00 
2 00 

5 00 

2 00 

4 00 

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3 00 

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Total t 124 10 8 147 20$ 102 00 $83 50$ 456 80 



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ZMZIDSTTTTIES 



OF THE 



33RD ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association! 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

BETHANY, CHATHAM COUNTY, 

Sept. 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th, 1891. 



OPFICEBS: 



REV, W. H. H. LAWHON, Moderator, 
W. N. STRAUGHAN, Clerk, 
DANIEL HAHHON, Treasurer, 
REY. 0. T. EDWARDS, Historian, 



Carthage, N. C. 

Pittsboro, N. C. 

Carthage, N. C. 

Mt. Yernon Springs, K. C. 



The next session will be held with the church at 

Bethlehem, Moore County, Thursday before 

the 4th Sunday in September 1892. 



COLE'S PRINTING HOUSE, SANFORD, N. 



IMZIIfcTTTTIES 



OF THE 



133RD ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

BETHANY, CHATHAM COUNTY, 

Sept 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th, 1891. 



OFFICERS: 



REY. W. H. H. LAWHON, Moderator, - - - Carthage, N. C. 

W. X. STRAUGHAN, Clerk, - - -. . - - . Pittsboro, X. C. 

DAXIEL. HAXNOX, Treasurer, - - - - - Carthage, X. C. 

REY. 0. T. EDWARDS, Historian, - - Mt. Yernon Springs, X. C. 



The next session will be held with the church at 

Bethlehem, Moore County, Thursday before 

the 4th Sunday in September 1892. 



COLE'S PRINTING HOUSE. SANFORD, N. "5 



ORDAINED MINISTERS: 

REV. S. GILMORE, - Richmond, N. C. 

" D. 0. MURCHISON, - - Gulf, " 

" J.L.SMITH, - SilerCity, " 

" W. H. H. LAWHON, - Carthage, " 

" W.G.KING, - - . Villanow, " 

" (). T. EDWARDS, Mt. Vernon Springs, kk 

" P. A. FERGUSON, - Lambsville, " 

" J. D. HACKNEY, Mt. Vernon Springs, " 

" O. CHURCHILL, - Haywood. " 

" W. F. WATSON, - Carthage, " 

" W. A. SMITH, - -. Hadley's Mills, '.' 

" D. R SEARS, - - Siler City, " 

" G. L. MERRELL, Franklhrville, '■ 

" W.T.JONES, - - - Ore Hill, '■! 

" JAMES JORDAN, - FranklinVille, ' k ' 



Proceedings. 



Bethany, Chatham Co. , N. C, Sept. 24th, 1891. 

The Sandy Creek Baptist Association met in its 133rd 
annual session with the church at this place. 

The introductory sermon was preached by Rev. G. L- 
Merrell, from 2nd Cor. 9:7. - "Every man according as he pur- 
poseth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of 
necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver." 

An intermisson was then given the congregation to par- 
take of the sumptuous dinner prepared for the occasion. 

The congregation re-assembled in the house and was led 
in religious exercises by Rev. W. H. H. L,awhon. 

The association was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. W. H. H. Eawhon. 

The church letters were read by Bros. W. C. Douglass, 
Dr. V. N. Seawell, and the delegates enrolled as follows: 
Bear Creek— Or. W. Womble, J. M. Stinson, T. D. Brooks. 
Bethany— D. E. Bryan, J. W. Nail, G. E. Oldham. 
Bethlehem — N. H. Dupree, Daniel Hannon, C. Moore. 
Brush Creek— -W. H. Ellis, N. W. Dixon, W. R. Welch. 
Carthage— W '. C. Douglass, C. O. Mayner, G. E. Mathison. 
Cedar Falls— Or. E- Leonard, J. M. Pounds, T. M. Kenney. 
Columbia-]. C. Reece, G. M. C. Johnson, T. E. Chisholm. 
Cool 'Spring— W. M. Gilmore, J. M. Henly, T. M. Temple. 
Cranes Creek — Wm. Rogers, T. Goodwin, T. J. Jones. 
Deep Creek— A. M. Black, M. McDonald, D. Black. 
Emmaus — James Petty, H. P. Smith, R. G. Ellington. 
Ephesus—^. T. Tyson, Dr. V. N. Seawell, J. F. King. 
Fall Creek—]. E. Purvis, M. E- Nail, W. G. Scott. 
Friendship — J. P. Person, J. R. Cockman, J. F. Phillips. 
Flint Hill^—Y). H. Horner, I. B. Maness, W. E. Stutts. 
Fork Creek— W. M. Asbill, W. E. Beck, E. B. Leach. 
Gum Spring -J. B. Burnes, S. W. Bridges, D. W. Poe. 
Hickory Mt. — G. W. Harman, J. H. McMath, J. D. Dorsett. 
Jonesboro — 
Liberty- T. M. Robertson, H. M. Crutchfield, W. M. Bright. 



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Love's Creek— A. T. Womble, J. P. Dark, J. N. Bray. 

Macedonia — 

Manly— -R. E. Thagard, J. A. Kennedy. W. C. Petty. 

Mafs Chapel— -B. F. C. Burke, J. A. Gilmore, R. White. 

Mechanic 's Hill— 

Mineral Springs— W . P. Wrenn, T. S. Andrews, W. H. 

Crutchfield. 
Moore's Chapel— E. K. Moffitt, W. D. Dickens, E. E. Moffitt. 
Moon's Chapel — H. Jordan, N. W. Dannel, Franklin Smith. 
Mt. Olive— -M. C. McBane, Gaston Love, S. M. Lewis. 
Mt. Pleasant— Alex Coble, J. A. Kivett, P. P. Freeman. 
Mt. Zion—y W. Murry, J. F. Murry, R. R. Burgess. 
New Salem— E. B. Pilkinton, C. N. Justice, H. C.Ellington. 
Ore Hill—C. F. Meadows, Dr, O. B. Stroud, W. E. Hackney. 
Pittsboro-W. F. Foushee, J. E. Eubanks, J. M. Griffin. 
Poplar Ridge — 

Rives' Chapel— T. M. Watson, A. Dowd, C. W. Burke. 
Rock Spring— Mark Smith, J. W. Gilliam, J. H. Straughan. 
Rocky River— Z. C. Johnson, J. I. Hargraves, J. S. D. Siler. 
Sandy Branch— T. B. Moody, T E. Phillips, D. F. Andrews, 
Sandy C?eek—]. M. Cox, W. J. Frazier, G. M. York. 
Siler Cify—W. E. Hutson, D. E- Webster, A. C. Jordan. 
Staley— J. W. Staley, C. G. Frazier, C. M. Staley. 
Tyson Creek- B. B. Phillips, F. J. Scott, B. A. Phillips. 
Union Grove — Q. F. Garner, S. H. Davis, Alex Jordan. 

Ministers of this association present: Revs. W. H. H. 
Lawhon, S. Gilmore, D. C. Murchison, O. T. Edwards, W. F. 
Watson, W. G. King, J. E- Smith, J. D. Hackney, G. E. 
Merrell, James Jordan. Wm. Jones, W. A. Smith and E- R. 
Dixon. 

A large majority of the churches being represented, pro- 
ceeded to the annual election of officers with the following 
result: Moderator, Rev. W. H. H. Eawhon; Clerk, W. N. 
Straughan; Treasurer, Daniel Hannon. 

Corresponding messengers and visiting brethren were 
invited to seats in the body. 

Dr. C. T. Bailey, Editor Biblical Recorder, J. H. Mills, 
Manager Baptist Orphanage; Rev. E J. Edwards, of Cedar 
Creek Association; R^v. R R. Moore, of Greensboro; Rev. C. M. 
Murchison, of South Fork Association; Rev. G. P. Moore. 



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Thos. Carroll, Bro. W. C. Mason, of Mt. Zion Association, 
accepted and were welcomed by the Moderator. 

A newly constituted church at Worthville petitioned for 
membership, and was referred to Revs. O. T. Edwards, W. F. 
Watson and L,. R. Dixon, who report favorable and recom- 
mend its reception. Report adopted and the right hand of 
fellowship extended to its delegates by the Moderator. 

The Moderator announced the usual committees as follows: 

On Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of Bethany 
church. 

On Order of Business — Dr. V. N. Seawell, G. W. Womble, 
H. P. Smith. 

On Periodicals — Rev. S. Gilmore, D. Hannon, M. C. McBane. 

On State Missions — Bro. R. B. L,ineberry, Rev. W. T. 
Jones, Dr. O. B. Stroud. 

On Foreign Missions — Rev. W. F. Watson, G. W. Harman, 
W. F. C. Burke. 

On Education — Bro. R. P. Johnson, W. C. Douglass, W. C. 
Petty. 

On Home Missions— Rev. O. T. Edwards, G. P. Moore, 
W. F. Gilmore. 

On Temperance — Rev. W. G. King, D. C. Murchison, B. B. 
Phillips. 

On Prayer Meetings — Rev. J. L. Smith, T. M. Watson, 
J. M. Stinson. 

On Associational History — Revs. Iy. R. Dixon and J. D. 
Hackney. 

Auditing Committee —Bros. W. F. Foushee, Mark Smith, 
Z. M. C. Johnson. 

On motion the following additional committees were ap- 
pointed: 

On Baptist Orphanage— Bros. J. H. Mills, W. C. Douglass, 
S. P. Teague. 

' On Sunday Schools — Rev. C. M. Murchison, W. C. Petty, 
J. E. Eubanks. 

On Ministers Aid Association — Revs. C. A. Woodson, E. J. 
Edwards, R. R. Moore. 

Association adjourned until to-morrow morning 9:30 o'clock. 

Prayer by Bro. J. H. Mills. Preaching to-night in Presby- 
terian church at Gulf by Rev. E. J. Edwards. 



Friday, September 25th, 9:30 A. M. 
The congregation was led in religious exercises by Rev. C. 
A. Woodson. 



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The association was called to order by the Moderator, min- 
utes of yesterday read and approved. 

Invited corresponding messengers and brethren to seats in 
the body. Rev. C. A. Woodson, Corresponding Secretary of 
Aged Ministers Association, accepted and was welcomed by 
the Moderator. 

A newly constituted church at Keyser petitioned for mem- 
bership in the association and was referred to Revs. W. G. 
King, O. T. Edwards and James Jordan, who report favorable 
and recommend its reception. Report adopted and right 
hand of fellowship extended to its delegates by the Moderator. 

Dr. V. N. Seawell read the report on Order of Business. 
Report adopted. 

Rev. S. Gilmore read the 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your committee on Periodicals submit the following report: 
That there is no better way of reaching the masses of the peo- 
ple for good, than through a Religious News Paper. The 
preacher may speak to hundreds, but the editor to his thous- 
ands, every week. Our adversary knows something of the 
power of the Press; hence our country is flooded with cheap 
and trashy papers, containing matter to poison the minds and 
morals of the rising generation. Hence it behooves every 
christian parent to see to it that he has the very best litera- 
ture for himself and family. The cause of Christ and humanity 
demand it. We do not believe that there is any better paper, 
if as good, in the State, or United States, to supply the Bap- 
tists of N. C. with the information they need, as The Biblical 
Recorder. No Baptist family can keep posted with our de- 
nominational work and progress without it. We therefore 
recommend every family to take it, that they may grow wiser, 
better and more useful. We recommend also Charity a,id 
Children and Kind Words. Respectfully submitted, 

S. GILMORE, 
DANIEL HANNON, 
M. C. McBANE, Committee. 

On a motion to adopt remarks were made by Rev. Dr. C. T. 
Bailey r Revs. E. J. Edwards, G. P. Moore, W. F. Watson, W. 
H. H. Iyawhon and Bro. W. C. Douglass. Report adopted. 

Rev. W. F. Watson read the 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

During the last associational year the State Board aided to 
the extent of $250, viz: W. T. Jones $200, G. L. Merrell $50. 



m 

This was not according to the recommendation of the Exec- 
utive Board, but due to a misunderstanding of one of the 
members of the board who after the board had made its rec- 
ommendation filed a second application, under the signature 
and approval of Executive Board, which the board never saw. 
Your committee would therefore urge the association to return 
to Associational Missions, and let the recommendations for 
assistance be presented to the association for consideration and 
passed upon by the body, thus giving no room for disaffection 
on part of those most intimately concerned in missions at 
home. $125 is about what we raise for State Missions when 
we ought to raise $400. With the hearty cooperation of the 
pastors and churches it will be easily accomplished, and this 
is impossible to have under the present management. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. F. WATSON, 

W. H. H. LAWHON, 

O. T. EDWARDS, 

H. P. SMITH, Committee. 

On a motion to adopt remarks were made by Revs. W. F. 
Watson, O. T. Edwards and D. C. Murchison. Report 
adopted. 

Rev. J. E. Smith read the 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Pray always, and in all things give thanks as secret prayer 
is indispensible to the individual christian; so are prayer 
meetings to organized bodies of christians. God has in store 
all blessings for all men, and he must be sought unto , for 
them. Men approach him with prayer and thanks giving, as 
it is the living that speaks. J. E. SMITH. 

On a motion to adopt remarks were made by Rev. J. E 
Smith. Report adopted. 

Bro. W. C. Douglass read the 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

The Baptist Orphanage at Thomasville is peculiarly a Bap- 
tist Institution. Its success depends solely upon the free of- 
ferings of the Baptists of North Carolina. Your committee 
feel that the Baptists of North Carolina have cause to thank 
God for the establishing of this great charge thus affording to 
them a peculiar and delightful means of grace and christian 
exercise. 

Your committee recommend that each Baptist church in the 
Sandy Creek Association give the Baptist Orphanage the 
benefit of the collection of at least one Sunday in each year, 
and that your collections be taken up once a month in each 



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Sunday school in this association for the same purpose. 

Pure religion and undefiled before God, and the Father is 

this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and 

to keep himself unspotted from the world. 

J. H. MILLS, 
W. C. DOUGLASS, 
S. P. TEAGUE, Jr., Committee. 

It is made special order for 2:30 this p. m. 
W. H. H. Lawhon was elected a delegate to the Southern 
Baptist Convention. 

Rev. W. F. Watson read the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

"Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every 
creature" was the command of the great Head of the church 
just previous to his ascension. 18 centuries of christian thought 
and labor, since the command was given, has been num- 
bered with the things of the past, and to day we are comforted 
as never before with the great problem of the world's evan- 
gelization. Not more than one third of the world's popula- 
tion to-day know of the blessings of the Gospel of Christ. We 
have been playing at missions too long, it is high time to 
awake out of sleep and do the Saviour's bidding. 

Our Foreign Mission Board is doing work in Africa, China, 
Italy, Mexico, Japan, Brazil. They have 86 Missionaries, Na- 
tive Assistants 76, Stations 185, Churches 67, Membership 
2,377, Baptisms 361, Schools 22, Scholars 823, Receipts of 
Board $113,522.37 last year. This will give the association 
some idea of the operation of the^ board and its work. Let's 
thank God and take courage and do more nearly our duty in 
the matter of giving for missions, than we have ever done be- 
fore, thus hastening the coming of that day when the knowl- 
edge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters the sea. 

VV. F. WATSON, 
G. W. HARMAN, 
B. F. C. BURKE, Committee. 

On a motion to adopt remarks were made by Revs. C. A. 
Woodson, J. D. Hackney, O. T. Edwards and Bro. G. A. 
Murchison. Pledges taken for next year [see table]. Report 
adopted. 

On motion the Pastors of this association are requested to 
collect from their churches money to defray the expenses of 
our delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention. Associa- 
tion adjourned for one hour. 

Afternoon Session. 
The association assembled at the stand in the grove, (the 



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house being too small to hold the large crowd) and was called 
to order by the Moderator. 

Rev. Dr. C. Durham, Corresponding Secretary of the Board 
of Missions, accepted a seat in the association. 

The special order for this hour being the report on Baptist 
Orphanage, it was ably and feelingly discussed by Bro. J. H. 
Mills, and a cash collection taken amounting to $30.18. 

Report adopted. 

Rev. W. T. Jones read the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The object of the State Mission work is, through the bless- 
ings of God, to originate and qualify churches to discharge 
God's imposed duties. Missionaries are sent out not only to 
call men unto salvation, and organize churches, but to point 
out the possibilities that are before their churches and urge 
them on to greater efficiency and into self support. Church 
organization is ordained of God for the furtherance of His 
cause. 

The State Mission Board seeks to prepare churches to obey 
the commands of Christ. We have reason to be grateful for 
God's blessings on the efforts of the past. The report of our 
Secretary, Bro. Durham, is inspiring. 

There are 118 missionaries employed this year. Twenty 
more than last year. Wm. T. JONES, 

O. B. STROUD, Committee. 

On a motion to adopt the subject of missions was strongly 
presented by Dr. C. Durham, and pledges for Associational 
and State Missions were taken [see table]. Report adopted. 

On motion Bro. W. C. Douglass, Rev. O. T. Edwards and 
Bro. T. M. Robertson were appointed a committee on Union 
Meeting of this association. 

Adjourned until tomorrow morning 9:30 o'clock. Prayer 
by Rev. W. T. Jones. 



Saturday, September 26th, 9:30 A. M. 

Religious service was conducted by Rev. E. J. Edwards. 
Prayer by Dr. C. Durham. 

Association was called to order by the Moderator. ' 

The Moderator announced that the Clerk, Bro. W. N. 
Straughan, had been called away on account of death in his 
family. Bro. W. C. Douglass was elected Clerk pro tern. 

Bro.' W. C. Douglass submitted report on Union Meetings: 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON UNION MEETINGS. 

Your committee recommend the following: 

That the Sandy Creek Association be divided for the pur- 
pose of union meetings into four sections and that our union 
meetings, the time and place first to be selected by the Exec- 
utive Board, be held in each of said sections during the next 
year, and that each church in the Association be requested to 
send at least one delegate to each of said meetings. 

That one lay member be appointed in each of said sections 
by the Executive Board to take charge of, advocate and urge 
the collection of fund of associational missions, and that each 
of said lay members shall act in connection with and in sub- 
ordination to the Executive Board appointed by this Asso- 
ciation. 

That the Executive Board be requested to meet at each of the 
union meetings and in conference with the said district mana- 
ger, to consult and devise means for the raising of a fund for 
missionary work in the bounds of this Association. That am- ; 
pie time be afforded the Board Committee at each of the four 
Union Meetings to place the matter of Associational missions 
before the body, and for the discussion of the question by the 
delegates. 

That each pastor in the bounds of this Association be re- 
quested to co-operate with the Executive Board and their Dis- 
trict Managers and with their churches in making these Union 
Meetings of great spiritual benefit to the people, and to secure 
efficient mission work within the bounds of our Association. 

That the Executive Board in conjunction with the four Dis- 
trict Managers be authorized to employ and pay such mis- 
sionaries within the bounds of this Association from time to 
time, as in their judgment may seem proper, and the funds 
so collected 'may authorize. 

. ■ '••.'■ ' W.C.Douglass, 

. ... T. M. Robertson, 

O. T. Edwards, Committee. 

After remarks by Revs. C. Durham, O. T. Edwards, J. D. 
Hackney and Bro. T. M. Robertson the report was adopted. 

The order of business was suspended and the following ap- 
pointed to nominate an Executive Board: Revs, D. C. Mur- 
chison, W. G. King and S. :P. Teague, Jr. 

Rev. C. A. Woodson submitted the report on Ministers' Re- 
lief Board. 

REPORT ON MINISTERS' REUEF BOARD. 

The Baptist Ministers' Relief Board of North Carolina, 
now have ten names on their list of Beneficiaries — eight old 
preachers and two widows of deceased preachers. 

All of these men are old and needy. They have spent the 



[11] 

prime of their days , and the strength of their manhood in the 
service of their denomination and of their Master. They have 
been unable to provide for their, support in old age. Most of 
them have wives yet living, and they turn with hope to the 
great people, for whom they have labored and suffered, to 
help them in their old age. 

The widows are also worthy and greatly need our help. 

In view of the crying necessities of these aged men, and 
these widows we respectfully recommend: — 

i. That the M. R. Board be placed on our list of objects, 
for which annual reports shall be made at our meetings. 

2. That the churches of this Association be requested to 
take at least one collection annually for this Board. 

3. That as a prompt expression of our sympathy for our 
aged and needy brethren, a public collection be taken at this 
meeting of the Association for their benefit, at such time as 
the body shall select. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. A. Woodson, 
R. R. Moore, 
K. J. Edwards, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Bro. Woodson, a collection was taken 
amounting to $16.44. Report adopted. 

Rev. O. T. Edwards read the report on Home Missions. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion is sustaining mission stations in the Southern States, In- 
dian Territory and the Island of Cuba, 

In view of the great influx of foreign population, and the 
great destitution among our native population, we regard this 
as important as any other part of the work the Lord com- 
mitted to our hands 

The Lord's commission to evangelize the world was given to 
his church. The commission is the churches' "Marching 
Order." And no more plainly did the "pillar of cloud" 
move before Israel in their march, than God is moving before 
the churches in this work of missions. 

Can our churches trifle with such a mission enforced by 
such amazing providences? 

The first century of missions is closing. If we had given to 
missions as the God of missions has given to us, we might 
have celebrated it with the offering to Christ of an evangelized 
world. 

But what have we done? Little more than the lad's gift of 
five loaves and two fishes." 

But how wonderfully they have been multiplied!! The 
last report in, our home field is divided so as to show the av- 
erage per week. Sermons per week, 8^5: Total religious ser- 



[12] 

vices, 1035; results, baptisms per week, 103; total additions, 
1 9 2 ; enough to make two churches of average size. To ac- 
complish this, N. C. Baptists give 74cts. per week. Surely 
we should feel that our small effort is accomplishing great 
things. 

Your committee would earnestly urge all to take "Our 
Home Field," and all Sunday schools of this Association to 
use the "Kind Word Series," which is now published at 
Atlanta Ga., but after Jan. 1st, 1892 at Nashville, Tenn. 

Geo. P. Moore, 

W. M. Gilmore, 

O. T. Edwards, Cl'k Committee. 

After remarks by Rev. C. Durham the report was adopted 
and pledges taken for next year. [See table.] 

Bro. W. C. Douglass submitted the Report on Education: 
REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The Baptists of North Carolina are awake on the subject of 
education „ After a deep sleep of many years we have gained 
consciousness and "rejoice as a strong man to run a race" 

Wake Forest College, the pride of our people is rapidly ap- 
proaching the zenith of her glory, and w Q . as Baptists must 
see to it that this grand institution towering over her sisters 
retains her high position. 

Handsomely endowed with first class equipments, she af- 
fords to our young men opportunities flattering to the hopes 
of the most sanguine. 

In this brief report, we can only refer to the numerous, well 
conducted and in every sense meritorious schools open to the 
Baptist girls of our State. 

Thank God that ignorance is no longer a true charge 
against our denomination, but our young men are taking posi- 
tion in the very front and our young ladies are known and 
appreciated for their culture and refinement. 

Your committee would insist that Baptists send their chil- 
dren to Baptist schools, and urge liberal contributions on the 
part of the churches to this most vital object. 

The Baptists of North Carolina have undertaken great 
things, and have always accomplished what they have under- 
taken, but yet grander things are in store for them, and the 
progressive among us will not be satisfied, until our facilities 
for the education of our boys in our State are second to none 
in the civilized world, and until our girls are placed upon 
equal footing with our boys. 

God hasten the day. 

It is useless for this committee to urge upon this Associa- 
tion the demand for an educated ministry. If God calls indi- 
gent young men to the ministry, he calls in unmistakable for 
the churches to come to their relief. 

W. C. Douglass, Committee. 



[13] 

On a motion to adopt remarks were made by Prof. Carlyle 
of Wake Forest College, Bro. W. C. Douglass and Rev. D. C. 
Murchison. Pending the discussion the association adjourned 
for one hour. 



Afternoon Session. 

The discussion of the report on education was resumed and 
the association was addressed by Bros. T. M. Robertson and 
J. D. Hackney, and pledges taken [see table]. Report adopted. 

The committee to nominate Executive Board recommended 
Rev. O. T. Edwards, B. B. Phillips, J. D. Dorsett, L. R. Dixon 
and W. C. Douglass. Report adopted. 

Rev. C. M. Murchison read the 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Holding the highest estimate of the importance of this work, 
of its present and future value to the church, we can not afford 
to yield to any contingency in our desire to promote through it 
the religious welfare of our people. 

We are blessed with agencies that if judiciously used will 
under God, prove of eternal help and value to our Sunday 
School workers. The publications of our convention are 
second to none when we consider the short time of their exist- 
ence. The supply store, in Raleigh, is the bound from which 
we can procure all needed helps in the line of literature, reli- 
gious books, works on missions, &c. 

We recommend that all of our schools give this store their 
undivided patronage. 

. The Colportage department needs help and encouragement. 
It can and must be utilized to a greater extent if our denomi- 
nation secures the many blessings that may accrue from the 
proper eifort. Is it not possible for every church to have a 
live Sunday school conducted by its members? 

Will this association employ a Colporteur? Respectfully, 

CM. Murchison. 

Report adopted and discussion postponed to a Sunday school 
mass meeting to-morrow morning. 

The report on Temperance was read and discussed by Bros. 
Wm. Rogers, W. C. Douglass, J. D. Hackney and T. M. 
Robertson. Report adopted. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We, your committee on Temperance, report as follows: 
We recommend the teachings of the New Testament which 
we believe to teach temperance in all things. We are glad to 



[14] 

know that the churches of our association are making good 
progress in that direction and would earnestly urge the breth- 
ren to, continue on that line until we shall have no more of 
dram drinking christians. Respectfully submitted, 

W. G. KING, 

B. B. PHILLIPS, 

D. C. MURCHISON, Committee. 
Amendment. — That a committee be appointed to visit the 
various churches in this association and ascertain and report 
to the next meeting of this association the number of mem- 
bers in each church that manufacture and those who use as a 
beverage intoxicating liquors. 

The committee on last year's History was read and adopted. 
REPORT OF COM. ON LAST YEAR'S HISTORY. 

We, your committee on last year's History, submit the fol- 
lowing: We hav f e examined the same and find it correct. 

L. R. Dixon, 
' J. D. Hackney, Committee. 

Report of Auditing committee was read and adopted. 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

Bro. Moderator: — We, your Auditing committee, beg leave 
to submit the following report: We have examined the 
Treasurer's book and find that he received the sum of $399.99 
and paid out and properly disbursed the sum of $399.05, 
which leaves a balance of 94 cents, which is paid over to the 
present Treasurer. Wm. F. Foushee, 

Mark Smith, Committee. 

Bethlehem church selected as the place to hold the next 
association. 

Rev W. T. Jones was appointed to preach the introductory 
sermon, Rev. O. T. Edwards alternate. 

The Treasurer submitted his report. Report adopted. 

REPORT OF TREASURER. 

Present Contributions 

Minute Fund..., ..... ,......; $44 24 

State Missions 82.83 

Foreign Missions 128.40 

Home Missions 67.95 

Education 57.54 

Baptist Orphanage 83.06 

Colportage 15 

Sunday Schools 15 

Total for All Objects $464.32 



Amount sent, Pastor's Salaries, &c. 

State Missions:,. U .'.'.. ,.. $18.19 

Foreign Missions 64.13 

Home Missions 35.58 

Education „... 17.05 

Orphanage ..<..; .: 126.34 

Church Expenses 477.63 

Other Objects. Lu. „i........ 147.52 

Sundav Schools 61.25 

Pastor's Salaries 2365.00 

For the Poor 19.59 

Colportage * 16 14 

Total ....,;....:.;. ......$3348.82 



.-■;■/ ■■■■.*<■ Daniel Hannon, Treasurer. - 

A letter from Bro. O. L. Stringfield in the interest of Minis- 
terial Education was read to the association. 



[15] 

The following delegates were appointed to the Baptist State 
Convention: Revs. W. F. Watson. O. T. Edwards, W. G. 
King, James Jordan, S. Gilmore and Bros. W. C. Douglass, 
C. C. Teague, S. P. Teague and T. M. Robertson. 

The following resolution was unanimously adopted by a 
rising vote: 

Resolved: That the thanks of this association are hereby 
heartily tendered to this church and community for their 
kind hospitality. 



Sunday, September 27th, 9 o'clock A. M. 

Sunday school mass meeting conducted by Rev. O. T. 
Edwards. 

The meeting was addressed by Bros. C. M. Murchison, W. 
C. Douglass, Prof. Carlyle and C. Brooks. 

Preaching in the house at n o'clock a. m. by Rev. C. M. 
Murchison and at the stand by Rev. C. A. Woodson, and a 
collection taken for Associational Missions [see Treas. report]. 

Preaching at 2 o'clock p. m. by Rev. O. T. Edwards. 

Thus closed one of the most interesting meetings of this 
venerable body. W. H. H. EAWHON, Moderator. 

W. N. STRAUGHAN, Clerk. 

Having been called away from the association under such 
sad circumstances I hope the brethren will pardon any mis- 
takes. W. N. S. 



[16] 

PLEDGES WERE TAKEN FOR 
NEXT YEAR AS FOLLOWS: 



CHURCHES 



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Deep Creek 

Emmaus 

Ephesus 

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Friendship 

Flint Hill 

Fork Creek 

Gum Springs 

Hickory Mountain. 

Jonesboro 

Liberty 

Love's Creek 

Manly 

May's Chapel 

Mineral Springs 

Moore's Chapel 

Moon's Chapel 

Mt. Olive 

Mt. Pleasant 

Mt. Zion 

New Salem 

Ore Hill 

Pittsboro 

Rive's Chapel 

Rock Spring 

Rocky River 

Sandy Creek 

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Siler Citv 

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Tyson Creek 

Union ;Grove 

Worthville 

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2 00 
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10 00 
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10 00 
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2 00 


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1 50 


5 00 
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2 00 
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2 50 

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2 00 
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Total. 



$ 276 50 $ 175 50 $ 107 00 $81 50 





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AMEI&&A& BAPTIST 
HlSTORIcX^J^pCIETY 

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OF THE 



134th ANNUAL SESSION 



OF T1IK 



jSandif im\ Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



BETHLEHEM, MOORE COUNTY, 



NORTH CAROLINA 



September 22ixcl, 23rd, 24tii and 25th, 1892. 



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(). T. EDWARDS, Moderator , Mt. Vernon Springs, X. C. 

W. C. DOUGLASS, Clerk, Canhage, X. C. 

DAXIEL IIAXXON, Treasurer Cartilage, X. O. 

The next session of this Association will be held with the church at Moon's Chapel, 
Chatham County, Thursday before the 4th Sunday in September, 1893. 



COLE'S PRINTING HCUCE. CANr'Cr.D, 1*1 . "J 



nv:i2sruTES 



OF THE 



134th ANNUAL SESSION 



$andij im\ Baptist Association. 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



BETHLEHEM, MOORE OOUNTY, 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



September 22nd, 23rd, 24th arid 25th, 1892. 



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O. T. EDWARDS, Moderator Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

W. C. DOUGLASS, Clerk, Carthage, N. C. 

DANIEL HANNON, Treasurer Carthage, N. C. 



The next session of this Association will be held with the church at Moon's Chapel, 
Chatham County, Thursday before the 4th Sunday in September, 1893. 



COLE'S PRINTING HOUSE, SANFORD, N.O 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

S. Gilmore . .Richmond, N 

D. C. Murchison Gulf, 

J. L. Smith Siler City, 

W. H. H. Lawhon Carthage, 

W. G. King Villanow, 

O. T. Edwards Mt. Vernon Springs, 

J. D. Hackney " " " 

O. Churchill Haywood, 

W. A. Smith Hadley's Mills, 

D. R. Sears Siler City, 

G. L. Merrill Franklinsville, - 

W. T. Jones Jonesboro, 

James Jordan Franklins.ville, 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Bethlehem, Moore Co., N. C, Sept. 22nd, 1892. 

The Sandy Creek Baptist Association met with the church' 
at Bethlehem, in its 134th annual session. 

The introductory sermon was preached by W. T. Jones, and 
after an intermission for dinner, the congregation re-assembled 
a.id religious exercises were conducted by W. H. H. Lawhon. 

W. H. H. Lawhon, the Moderator, called the Association to 
order. 

The Clerk being absent, on account of sickness in his family, 
W. C. Douglass was elected Clerk pro tern. 

The church letters were called for and read by W. G. King 
and O. T. Edwards, and the following delegates enrolled : 
Beur Greek— S. Gilmoie, G. T. Hort, Hugh Smith. 
Bethany— Gus. A. Murchison, E. D. Nail. Jr., G. E. Oldham. 
Bethlehem — A. S. Mcintosh, Archie Hannon, W. L. Sullivan. 
Brush Creek— V). H. Lambeth, J. C. Bray, Jas. Gilchrist. 
Carthage— W. M. Kivett, C. O. Maner, G. L. Matheison. 
Cedar Falls— -M. D. Leonard, J. M. Pounds, J. D. Leonard. 
Columbia — Manly Forrester, O. T. Leonard. 
Cool Spring — Walter M. Gilmore, J. Melton Henly, Joseph 

Rogers. 
Crane 's Creek — Wm. Rogers, C. E. Jones, Timothy Goodman. 
Deep Creek— John T. Sears, W. T. W. Sears, A. M. Fry. 
Bmmaus—W. A. Gattis, S. A. Cheek, W. A. Long. 
Ephesus—W. T. Tyson, J. P. Seawell, Turner Smith. 
Fall Creek— H. B. Lambert, J. W. Brewer, B. F. Scott. 
Friendship—]. F. Phillips, B. L. Maness, Joe T. Seawell. 
Flint Hill—]. S. Barrett, L. C. Stutts, S. B. Wallace. 
Fork Creek— G. W. Teague, W. M. Asbill. 
Gum Spring— Id. M. Poe, J. P. Bridges, W. G. Lassater. 
Hickory Mountain— ^N . B. Dorsett, J. R. Blair, J. L- Hackney. 
Jonesbcro—YL. S. Cox, W. I. Brooks, W. J. Hawley: 
Keyser—S. N. Liles, J. A. Duke, J. G. Horton. 
Liberty— T. M. Robertson, H. M. Crutchfield, W. L. Kivett. 



Loves Creek -S. S. Edwards, C. D. Poe, John P. Dork. 

Macedonia — G. W. Horman. 

Manly -R. t. Thagard, J. A. Leslie, J. R. Wilson. 

Mays Chapel-^. A. Gilmore, Rufus White, H. A. Fields. 

Mechanic s Hill— N. M. Williams, Levi Maness. 

Mineral Springs-^. R. Dixon, J. A. Dowd, J. C. Dowd. 

Moore's Chapel- W. D. Dickens, W. E. Hackney. 

Moon's Chapel-]. M. Jordan, E. L. Vestal, P. G. Welch. 

Mt. Olive -D. VV. Cheek, Win. Ellington, A. M. Thomas. 

ML Pleasant-]oe\ A Kivett, Jefferson Kivett, Thomas Curtis. 

New Salem- A. P. Poe,' J. R. Ellington, J. M. Hackney. 

Ore Plill-O. B. Stroud, R. P. Johnson. 

Pittsboro-S. W. Brewer, J. M. Griffin, H. T. Chapin. 

Hires Chapel — 

Rack Spring— J. J- Morris, W. W. Dianoukes, R. E. Riddle- 

Rocky Hirer -Roht. D. Smith, Cicero Buckner, J. G. Pike. 

Sandy Branch— S. Womble, S. G. Norwood, T. J. Ivey. 

Sandy Creek-]. M. Williams, W. J. Frazier, G. M. York. 

Slier City—W. L- Hudson, J. M. Hudson, J. J. Crutchfield. 

■Stale if— 

Tyson Creek-Kmsley Welch, B. B. Phillips, Laban Moon. 
Union Grore-n. Miller, Jos. R. Phillips, J. W. Comer. 
Worthville—A. W. Jenkins, M. C. Williamson, J. W. Jenkins. 

The following ministers of the Association were present : 
W. H. H. Lawhon, S. Gilmore, W. M. Gilmore, O. T. Ed- 
wards, W. G. King, G. L. Merrill, W. T. Jones, L. R. Dixon. 

A majority of the churches' being represented the Associa- 
tion proceeded to the election of officers which resulted as 
follows: Moderator, O. T. Edwards; Clerk, W. C. Douglass; 
Treasurer, Daniel Hannon. 

Corresponding messengers and visiting brethren were invited 
to seats in the body when the following responded: E. J. Ed- 
wards, Charity and Children; J. M. Hilliard, Bibical Recorder; 
J. G. Fisher, North Carolina Baptist; C. Durham, Missions; 
F. B. Hobgood, Oxford Female Seminary; John Mitchell, 
Ministerial Education; N. B. Cobb, Central Association. 

The Moderator announced the following Committees: 

On Religious Exercises— Castor and Deacons of Bethlehem 
church. 



On Order of Business— G. A. Murchison, J. P. Seawell, 
W. L. Sullivan. 

On Periodicals— W. H. H. Eawhon, J. G. Fisher, J. T. 
Seawell. 

Ow S^orfe Missions — S. Gilmore, James Gilbert, H. B. Lam- 
bert. 

On Foreign Missions— J. M. Hilliard, A. S. Mcintosh, E. E- 
Vestal. 

On Education— W. T. Jones, S B. Wallace, W. C. Petty. 

On Temperance— Win. Rogers, B. B. Phillips, G. E. Math- 
eson. 

On Sunday Schools— ■W. M. Gilmore, R. D. Smith, S. N. 
Liles. 

0>* Prayer Meetings— 3. I Morris, N. M. Williams, A. M. 
Fry. 

On Home Missions- G. E- Merrill, D. M. Poe, R. E. Tha- 
gard. 

On Baptist Orphanage — H. J. Edwards, W 7 . G. King, 
C. D. Poe. 

Auditing Committee — J. M. Griffin, E. Welch. 

On Associational History — E- R- Dixon, J. E- Hackney. 

On Ministers Aid Association — Manly Forrester, S. Womble, 
W. E. Hudson. 

On report of Executive Board— W. G. King, G. A. MurehL 
son, S. Gilmore. 

The Association adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9:30- 



Friday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a. m. 

After religious exercises by S. Gilmore, the Moderator 
called the Association to order. Minutes of yesterday read 
and approved. 

On motion Poplar Ridge was dropped from the list of 
churches, the property having been sold. 

The Report on Order of Business was read and adopted. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Baptist literature is greatly needed in our homes as a pre- 
ventative of the evil effects of pernicious literature. And as a 
builder up and an educator of our Baptist homes. We, your 



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committee, therefore recommend that the pastors in our Asso- 
ciation make special efforts to put such papers as they find to 
be sound exponents of our principles into every family under 
their charge. W. H. H. Lawhon, 

J. G. Fisher, 

Committee. 

After remarks by W. H. H. Lawhon, J. M. Hilliard, J. G. 
Fisher and C. Durham, the report was adopted. 

On motion the Report on Baptist Orphanage was made 
special order for 2 p. m., to-day. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The object of the State Mission work is to supply the des- 
titute portions of the State with the Gospel, and to aid the 
weak churches; to establish new churches where they are 
needed; and to instill in all the spirit of missions. There are 
103 missionaries employed this year. 

Respectfully, S. Giemore, 

Jas. Gilbert. 

0. Durham, in a clear and forcible manner, demonstrated 
that State Missions is the foundation and hope of all missionary 
effort in our State. The report was adopted. 

(For pledges for State Missions see table.) • 

A cash collection was taken for State Missions, and the sum 
of $4.44 realized. 

On motion the Report on Foreign Missions was made special 
order for 3 p. m. to-day. 

The Report on Education was made special order for 
1 1 A. m., to-morrow. 

The Report on Home Missions was made special order for 
10 A. m. to-morrow. 

Adjourned for one hour. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

W. M. Gilmore having applied for ordination, the Moder- 
ator announced the following committee to examine the candi- 
date: John Mitchell, N. B. Coble, J. M. Hilliard, W. G. King, 
W. H. H. Lawhon. 

W. H. H. Lawhon gave an interesting account of his 
attendance on the Southern Baptist Convention. 



W. C. Douglass was elected delegate to the next Southern 
Baptist Convention, which meets at Nashville, Tenn., and 
J. M. Griffin, alternate. 

The following were elected delegates to the next Baptist 
State Convention: W. G. King, Gus. A. Murchison, L. R. 
Dixon, W. H. H. Lawhon, O. T. Edwards, G. E. Matheson, 
N. A. Gilmore and S. Gilmore. 

On motion Moon's Chapel, Chatham Co., was selected as 
the place for the next meeting of this Association. 

The following committee was announced by the Moderator 
for the purpcse of nominating an Executive Board for the 
next year: VV. G. King, G. A. Murchison, S. Gilmore. 

The hour for the special order having arrived, E. J. Edwards 
submitted the Report on Baptist Orphanage. 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

The Baptist Orphanage is located at Thomasville, and is the 
property of the Baptists cf North Carolina. There are now 
one hundred and twenty-four children at the institution, 
dependent upon the good people of the State for food, clothes 
and education. The Lord has laid this work upon our hearts. 
Let us discharge our duty by supporting and educating these 
fatherless and motherless children. 

We also recommend that all the friends of the institution 
subscribe for Charity and Children, a paper published at the 
Orphanage, in the interest of the same. 

E. J. Edwards, 
W. G. King, 

Committee. 

On the motion to adopt, appropriate remarks were made by 
E. J. Edwards and John Mitchell, and a collection amounting 
to $35 oo was taken. Report adopted. 

Special order for 3 p. m. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

We live in an age of missionary work such as no previous 
age of the Christian church has witnessed. Before the days 
of Wm. Carey, no attempt was made to call general attention 
to the duty of Christians on this line. The missionary spirit 
of the Baptist denomination is its greatest strength, and its 



missionary record its greatest glory. The Baptists are second 
to none in missionary success. Their successes among the 
Karens in Burmah, and the Telugus in India are without a 
parallel in missionary annals, modern or primitive. 

Our Foreign Mission countries are divided into three classes: 
(i) Roman Catholic, who know something of Christ; (2) pagan 
countries, though civilized, worship idols; (3) barbarous coun- 
tries, people uncivilized and worship idols. And we have 
missionaries laboring in all these countries. Sometimes there 
is a seeming lull in their success, and then again comes 
remarkable outpouring of the Spirit. Wm. Carey and A- 
Judson both labored about seven years each in their respective 
fields before one soul was baptized, and then only one. 

Among the Telugus from June 16, 1878 to Sept. 7, 1878 
9,147 were baptized. 

In January, 1867, the Ongole church was formed with 8 
members. In 1884 that church had 174 native preachers, 34 
churches, and a membership of 24,508; baptizing in that year 
2,719. 

PROGRESS OF A DECADE. 

1882 1892 

Missionaries, ( Foreign ) 25 99 

Missionaries, ( Native) 36 73 

Members 740 2689 

Baptisms , 126 : . 436 

Contributed at home $49,000 $113,522 

on fields $647 $3,879 

This is the result of ten years of success of the fields under 
the Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

This being the centennial of Foreign Missions, we, your 
committee, would recommend that this Association should 
adopt some plan by which a more general and intense interest 
may be stirred up among our brotherhood. Would it not be 
a good plan to appoint certain ministers to canvass this Asso- 
ciation, or certain ministers certain sections of it, to hold all- 
day meetings and make addresses on the subject of missions? 

J. Mi HlLIvIARD. 
Remarks were made by A. A. Newhall, returned Missionary 
from India, and C. Durham. Report adopted. 



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(For pledges for next year see table.) 
Adjourned to 9:30 A. m., to-morrow. 



Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a. m. 
Religious exercises conducted by C. Durham. 
On motion of W. C. Douglass, the offices of Clerk, Historian 
and Treasurer of this Association were made non-salaried. 
Special order: 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The Home Mission work embraces in its territory the 
Southern States, Indian Territory and the island of Cuba. 

Through this department of the work the Gospel of Christ, 
which is the Light of the nations, is given to the great influx 
of foreign population, and to the destitute of our Southland ; 
thus driving back the powers of darkness which are now 
threatening our religious liberties, and even the liberty of our 
common country. Respectfully submitted, 

G. L. Merrile, 

D. M. Poe, 

R. L. Thagard, 

Committee. 
After this subject was ably and pleasantly discussed by 
G. L. Merrill and C. Dnrham, the report was adopted. 
(For pledges for this purpose for the next year see table.) 
The question of Education was again postponed until 
1 p. m., to-day. 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

We, your committee, respectfully submit the following as 
our views on this important subject : 

We believe that prayer is the Christian's key to a rich 
Throne of Grace; it is God's ordained plan for His children 
making known unto Him all their wants and wishes. From 
Genesis unto Revelation we see that He is the God of prayer, 
that He hears and answers prayer. He even, through our 
blessed Redeemer, tells us how we ought to pray, see Matthew 
6: 9-13. In Acts 12: 5 we find a practical demonstration of 
Christians as a body praying for a specific case and the answer. 



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God, in His word, tells us to be "instant in prayer," to "pray 
without ceasing," etc. Then if it is good for individual 
Christians to meet God in prayer, we believe it is equally as 
good if not better for his people, as a church, to meet Him in 
prayer, for he expressly tells us that where two or three meet 
together, in His name, that He will make one in their midst, 
and that to own and to bless. We believe that those churches 
that keep up weekly prayer meetings are more abundantly 
blessed than those that keep up monthly prayer meetings, and 
that their contributions, pro rata, to the various church pur- 
poses are larger, and that their membership is more alive to 
vital religion; and yet, we believe that monthly prayer meetings 
in such churches as are not prepared to hold them oftener, are 
far preferable to no prayer meetings at all. Therefore, we 
recommend that each church in the Association, if they have 
not one already established, organize a regular prayer meeting, 
(for it is only the church at work, and thereby gives each 
member an opportunity to do something for the cause of the 
Master.) We believe that from this cause alone — the lack of 
interest in prayer meetings — that the churches of the living 
God languish far more than from all other causes combined. 

Jas. I. Morris, 
A. M. Fry, 
N. M. Williams, 

Committee. 
This subject was discussed by J. I. Morris, A. A. Newhall, 
C. Durham and F. P. Hobgood, and the report adopted. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We believe that the use of intoxicating liquors, as a beverage 
is among the greatest, if not the greatest, hinderance to the 
upbuilding of Christ's Kingdom in the world. We would, 
therefore, urge upon every Baptist the importance of adopting 
the total abstinence principle, that we may thereby let our 
lights shine more clearly unto the world. We believe that we, 
as Baptists, are responsible, to a very large extent, for the 
existence of intemperance. We urge upon our pastors the 
importance of teaching our people, more effectually, the go.spel 
of temperance. We ask all the churches of the Association, 
in sending up their statistical report to the Association, to 



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report the number of total abstainers, according to their best 
knowledge and belief. Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. Rogers, 
B. B. Phillips, 
Geo. L. Matheson, 

Committee. 

Remarks were made by Wm. Rogers, and the report adopted. 

The committee to examine W. M. Gilmore, candidate for 

ordination, submitted the following report which was adopted, 

and the time and place for ordination, to-morrow at 10:30 A.M., 

at the stand. 

The following presbytery of elders appointed by the Sandy 
Creek Association, at the request of Cool Spring Church, viz.: 
John Mitchell, W. H. H. Lawhon, J. M. Hilliard, W. G. King 
and N. B. Cobb met at the house of Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon, 
and organized by electing Elder John Mitchell, of Wake 
Forest, President, and N. B. Cobb, of Raleigh, Secretary. 
They then requested Brother Walter M. Gilmore to appear 
before them, and after examining him as to his Christian 
experience, call to the ministry and views of Bible doctrine, 
and being fully satisfied as to his orthodoxy, unanimously 
recommend that he be set apart to the full work of the Gospel 
Ministry. John Mitchell, 

N. B. Cobb, 
W. H. H. Lawhon. 
W. G. King, 
J. M. Hilliard, 

Presbytery. 

REPORT ON MINISTERS' RELIEF BOARD. 
The Ministers' Relief Board of North Carolina has some 
twelve or fourteen beneficiaries who are receiving a small 
amount per month to keep them from extreme want. Some 
ten or twelve of the beneficiaries are our old brethren in the 
ministry, and the other three or four are the widows of our 
dead ministers, and they are very near to us, and should be 
supported in a way that will be a credit to our denomination. 
Your committee would urge upon the ministers and churches 
of the Sandy Creek Association the importance of taking at 
least one collection every year for this Board ; and we think 



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there are a good many of our Sunday Schools that would 
contribute to this Board if they were asked to do so. So, 
brethren, let us give our churches and Sunday Schools an 
opportunity during the year to give to these worthy men and 
women. Manly Forrester, 

Solomon Womble, 

Committee. 

After remarks by N. B. Coble, J. M. Hilliard and W. C. 
Douglass the report was adopted and a cash collection amount- 
ing to $5.43 was taken. 

( For pledges see Table. ) 

Adjourned until i p. m.' 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Grow is one of the commands God has written on the human 
soul Education is one of the means by which man is to grow- 
The normal inclination of man is to inquire and learn. Living 
does not merely mean to feed and clothe the body; one of the 
great parts of living means learning. Life is full of possibil- 
ities to the man who leams. Education enables men to learn 
more readil}\ The times demand educated men. The demand 
grows stronger as the years pass. We are going to be forced 
to live faster. In order to keep in the front of life's struggle 
we must learn, and learn rapidly. He who will not learn must 
labor. He must labor, not as the man who enquires with his 
mind and executes with hand, but as a baastof burden guided 
by the mind of his superior and goaded by the lash of his 
necessities. 

We bless Gad that, as a denomination, we have institutions 
that meet the requirements of the times. In them we can 
prepare our boys and girls for living. We look with gratitude 
upon the work done by our College. The future of Wake 
Forest College is still more auspicious. Our College stands as 
the peer of any institution of learning in the State. For our 
Baptist boys no other institution equals her. Sha strengthens 
and develops the minds of her willing subjects, and sanctifies 
their lives. Wake Forest College will do more than any other 
institution of learning in preparing our young ministers and 






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young laymen for efficient service in our churches, and in our 
denominational work. We gladly note the work done in our 
female schools under Baptist management. If we grow, as a 
denomination, we must educate our boys and girls. 

Wm. T. Jones, 
W. C. Petty. 

The question was discussed by F. P. Hobgood, John Mit- 
chell and W. C. Douglass. The report was adopted, and a 
cash collection amounting to $5.43 was taken for Ministerial 
Education. 

(For pledges for Ministerial Education for next year see 
table.) 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAE HISTORY. 

We, your committee on last year's history, submit the 
following: We have examined said history, and find it correct. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. R. Dixon, 
J. L. Hackney, 

Committee. 
On motion, adopted. 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

We, your auditing committee, beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report: We have examined the Treasurer's book and 
find that he received the sum of $482.39 and paid out $479.13, 
leaving a balance on hand of $3 26. 

J. M. Griffin, 
E. Weixh, 

Committee. 
The report was adopted. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Your committee on Sunday Schools would submit the fol- 
lowing: We believe the Sunday School work next in impor- 
tance to that of preaching the Gospel, and it is in one sense 
preaching the Gospel, for we should always make Jesus the 
central figure in all of our Sunday School work, and strive to 
lead the children unto Him. Our Sunday Schools are making 
some progress, but are not doing what they might when we 



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consider the great advantage we have in the way of helps, and 
the small amount of money required to furnish our schools 
with good literature and useful reading matter. We would 
recommend the Sunday School supply store at Raleigh, as the 
place where we can either get or have ordered all the helps we 
need in our schools. We would be glad to have some expres- 
sion from the Association as to the colportage work. 

W. M. Gilmore, 
S. N. Liles, 
R. D. Smith, 

Committee. 

Pending the motion to adopt, the discussion was postponed 
until to-morrow morning at 10 a. m., in Sundav School mass 
meeting. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Daring the last Association year the State Board has aided 
the C. F. & Y. V. field $100 And according to advice given 
at last Association your Executive Board has employed and 
paid such missionaries whose services could be had, and to 
employ them so far as we were able to pay. We are aiding 
Macedonia, Enterprise and Ephesus $25 each, and Moore's 
Chapel $30; total $105.00. 

Bro. Geo. Harman's labors have been blessed w 7 ith six bap- 
tisms at Macedonia, and five waiting for baptism at Enterprise- 
Prospects are good to revive both churches. 

Bro. Merrill is doing faithful work at Moore's Chapel. The 
State Board discontinued its help. Having a good house, with 
some progress and encouraging out look we can not afford to 
let that place go backwards. 

Bro. King's work is progressing at Ephesus. Though his 
band is small in numbers, yet they are faithful, determined 
and liberal. 

We explored other fields, but did not think it wise to spend 
money on them. We were advised by the Union Meeting to 
spend $150. We have apportioned that amount among the 
churches, but only a part has been paid ; we do hope that each 
pastor will see that his churches send the remainder of said 
apportionment before December 31st, 1892. We have promised 



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$105, and others are asking for help. Further we feel that 
we should have at our disposal a church building fund. 

O. T. Edwards, 
L. R. Dixon, 
W. C. Douglass, 
B. B. Phillips. 
After remarks by O. T. Edwards the report was adopted. 
The committee appointed to nominate an Executive Board 
for the next year recommended the following : O. T. Edwards, 
L R. Dixon, Gus. A. Murchison, Archie Hannon, and B. B. 
Phillips, and they were elected as said Board. 

The following resolution was introduced by W. C. Douglass 
and unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That this Association request the various churches 
composing this body to send such delegates to the future 
meetings of this Association as will reach the Association by 
n o'clock a. m. on Thursday, and who will remain until all 
the business of the Association is disposed of. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

AMOUNTS SENT, PASTOR'S SALARIES, &C. 

Havana House $ 7 20 

Associational Missions 24 26 

Colportage 2 31 

For the Poor 6 20 

Pastor's Salaries 1 720 00 

Sunday Schools 8 62 

Other objects 74 30 

Church Expenses 854 92 

Baptist Orphanage , 71 99 

Education n 35 

Home Missions 71 74 

Foreign Missions 70 28 

State Missions 23 49 

Total $2946 66 

PRESENT CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Minute Fund $ 37 82 

Associational Missions 32 58 



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State Missions 56 18 

Foreign Missions 137 78 

Home Missions 51 64 

Education 35 33 

Baptist Orphanage 41 25 

Colportage 6 53 

Sunday Schools , 42 

Relief Fund 25 

$399 73 
Daniel Hannon, Treasurer. 



Sunday, Sept. 25th, 10 o'clock a. m. 

A Sunday School Mass-n^eeting was addressed by A. A- 
Newhall and J. M. Hilliard. 

The ordination of W. M. Gilmore took place at 11 o'clock 
a. m. at the stand. 

Preaching in the house at 11:30 A. m. by John Mitchell, and 
at the stand at the same hour by J. M. Hilliard. Collection for 
Ministerial Education, (see report of Treasurer). 

An address was delivered by A. A. Newhall at 2 o'clock 
p. M. on Foreign Missions. 

The Association then adjourned its 134th annual session. 

O. T. Edwards, Moderator. 

W. C. Douglass, Clerk. 



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Cedar Falls 

Columbia 

Cool Spring 

Cranes Creek 

Deep Creek 

Emmaus 

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Fall Creek 

Friendship 

Flint Hill 

Fork Creek 

Gum Springs 

Hhtkory Mountain 

Jonesboro 

Liberty. 

Loves Creek 

Manly 

May's Chapel 

Mechanics Hill 

Mineral Springs .... 

Moore's Chapel 

Moon's Chapel 

Mt. Olive 

Mt. Pleasant 

Mt. Zion 

New Salem 

Ore Hill 

Pittsboro 

Rives Chapel 

Rock Spring 

Rocky River 

Sandy Creek 

Sandy Branch 

Siler City 

Staley 

Tysons Creek 

Union Grove 

Worthvilie 

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OF THE 



SAM CHEEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATM 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

Moon's Chapel, Chatham County, N. C. 

September 21st, 22nd, 23rcl and 24th, 1893. 



O. T. EDWARDS, Moderator, Mt. Vernon, Springs, N. C. 

W. C. DOUGLASS, Clerk, Carthage, V 

DANIEL HANNON, Treasurer, Carthage, " 

O. T. EDWARDS, Historian, . . .Mt. Vernon Springs, " 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

G. L. MerrELL, Chairman, ... Franklinsville, N. C. 

W. N. Straughan, Secretary, Pittsboro, " 

N. A. Gilmore, Tysor's Mill, " 

H. H. Jordan,, Siler City, " 

W. C. Douglass, Carthage, " 



The next session of this Association will be held with the 
church at Love's Creek, Chatham County, Thursday before 
the 4th Sunday in September, 1894. 



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ZMZHSTTTTES 



OF THE 



SA1Y CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

Moon's Chapel, Chatham County, N. C. 

September 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 1893. 



O. T. EDWARDS, Moderator, Mt. Vernon, Springs, N. C. 

W. G. DOUGLASS, Clerk, Carthage, " 

DANIEL HANNON, Treasurer Carthage, " 

O. T. EDWARDS, Historian, . . .Mt. Vernon Springs, " 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

G. L. Merrell, Chairma?i, Franklinsville, N. C. 

W. N. Straughan, Secretary, Pittsboro, 

N. A. Gilmore, Tysor's Mill, 

H. H. Jordan, Siler City, 

W. C. Douglass, Carthage, 



The next session of this Association will be held with the 
church at Love's Creek, Chatham County, Thursday before 
the 4th Sunday in September, 1894. 



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ORDAINKD MINISTERS, RESIDENTS OF THIS ASSO- 
CIATION. 

C. J. F. Anderson, Sanford, N. C. 

T. M. Baldwin, Rise, 

C. V. Brooks, Jonesboro, 

L. R. Dixon, Goldston, 

O. T. Edwards, Ore Hill, 

P. A. Furgerson, Lambsville, 

S. Gilmore, Goldston, 

J. C. Hackney, Franklinsville, 

G. W. Harmon, Ramseur, 

K. C. Horner, Horner's, 

James Jordan, ■ Franklinsville, 

W. H. H. Lawhon, Lawhon, 

H. L Merrill, Franklinsville, 

D. C. Murchison, Gulf, 

D. R. Sears, Siler City, 

J. L- Smith, Siler City, 

W. A. Smith, Hadleys Mills, 



MINISTERS OF OTHER ASSOCIATIONS SUPPLYING 
CHURCHES IN THIS ASSOCIATION. 

N. B. Cobb, Raleigh, N. C. 

J. M. Hilliard, Thomasville, " 

M. J. Leach, Lassiter's Mills, " 

I. T. Newton, Wake Forest, " 

G. M. Webb Randleman, " 



GENERAL STATISTICAL TABLE. 

No. of churches in the Association, 46 

No. of Ordained Ministers in the Association, 17 

No. of Baptisms during year, 157 

No. Received by letter during year, 51 

No. Restored during year, 12 220 

No. Dismissed by letter during year, ...... 72 

No. Excluded during year, 39 

No. Died during year, 47 159 

Total gain during the year, 62 

Total No. of Members in Association, 3537 

Total Contributions for year, $3126.71 

Per capita Contributions, .88 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Moon's Chapel, Chatham County, 

September 2ist, 1893. 

The Sandy Creek Baptist Association met with the church 
at Moon's Chapel in its 135th annual session. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Rev. L- R. Dixon 
from 1 Sam. chap. 17: ver. 47, and after an intermission of one 
hour, the Moderator called the Association to order. 

The following officers were found to be present: O. T. Ed- 
wards, Moderator; W. C. Douglass, Clerk; Daniel Hannon, 
Treasurer. 

H. T. Chapin and W. N. Straughan were appointed Read- 
ing Clerks, and upon the call of churches the following re- 
sponded — the letters read and Delegates enrolled: 

Bear Creek — Thos. D. Brooks, J. M. Stinson, S. Gilmore. 

Bethany- S. P. Moore, John T. Glass, J. W. Nail. 

Bethlehem — W. H. H. Lawhon, Daniel Hannon, J. I. H. 
Cockman. 

Brush Creek— -W. H. Ellis, D. H. Lambert, E. M. Edwards. 

Carthage— *H. M. Anderson, *Chas O. Mainor, *H. F. 
Seawell. 

Cedar Falls -*J. M. Pounds, *G. L. Leonard, *M. W. Pugh. 

Columbia —Manly Forrester, G. W. Harmon, *T. L- Chis- 
holm. 

Cool Springs— -C. J. Anderson, John W. Ellis, T. T. Gunter. 

Crane s Creek — Wm. Rogers, *Chas. C. Jones, *Timothy 
Goodman. 

Deep Creek — 

Deep River— Thos. Davis, W. W. Caviness. 

Emmaus — B. A. Mc£)dy, W. A. Gattis, Clarence Webster. 

Epkesus—N. T. Tyson, T. H. King, J. H. Henley. 

Fall Creek- -Henry T. Powers, R H. Brewer, M. L. Nail. 

Flint Hill -W. L- Stutts, D. H. Horner, *I. D. Cockman. 

Fork Creek -G. W. Teague, *Bli P. Beck, *Wm. Ashbill. 

Friendship -- 



Gum Springs—]. P. Thomas, *J V. Mitchell, A. C. Bridges. 

Hickory Mountain — James McMath, N. B. Justice, George 
Brower. 

Jonesboro—W. M. Brooks, C. V. Brooks, *A. T. McFarland. 

Keyser — 

Liberty— *W. M. Bright, *H. # M. Crutchfield, George Pat- 
terson. 

Love" s Creek— O. Womble, John D. Dorsett, W. L. Poe. 

Macedonia — William Brothers, E. G. Brothers. 

Manly— *R. E. Thagard 

May's Chapel— *H. E. Burnes, B. F. C. Bufke. 

Mechanic' s Hill — Andrew Moore, *George Moore, John 
Maness. 

Mineral Springs — H. Q. Jones, J. T. Jones, J. C. Dowd. 

Moon's Chapel— G. C. Underwood, Wm. Clarida, H. H. 
Jordan. 

Moore's Chapel—]. A. Campbell, E. E. Moffitt, W. E. Hack- 
ney. 

Mt. Olive— *W. G. Cheek, R. F. Andrews, S. M. Lewis. 

ML Pleasaiit— Alexander Coble, G. R. Williams, Joel A. 
Kivett. 

ML Zion—*J. A. J. Patterson, H. M. C. Stroud, F. L. 
Spoon. 

New Salem — C. Justice, H. C. Ellington, E. E. Perry. 

Ore Hill—O. T. Edwards, *A. G. Brooks, W. D. Watson. 

Pine Grove— T. M. Baldwin, B. Deaton, J. H. Myrick. 

Pittsboro—J. M. Griffin, H. T. Chapin, W r . N. Straughan. 

Rives Chapel— B. F. Headen, *Thos. J. Dark, W. B. Gil- 
more. 

Rock Springs — Mark Smith, Richard Riddle, J. H. Straughan. 

Rocky River — S. P. Teague, R. O. Edwards, James M. 
Hackney. 

Sandy Creek—]. M. Williams, W. J. Frazier, *G. M. York. 

Sandy Branch — S. Womble, D. S. W T omble, *E. W. Jeffreys. 

Siler City—B. L. Webster, W. A. league, J. J. Crutchfield. 

Staley—C. G. Frazier, *Robt. Cooper, C. M. Staley. 

Tyson's Creek— Eaban Moon, John W. Phillips, A. E- Phillips 

Union Grove — G. F. Garner, J. W. Teague, J. S. Hancock. 

Worthville—K. W. Jenkins, M. C. Williamson, W. E. Harrell. 

Those marked thus * not present. 



The following Ministers, resident of this Association and 
members of this body, ex-officio, reported and were enrolled : 
James Jordan, G. L. Merrill, L- R. Dixon, D. R. Sears, J. L- 
Smith, J. D. Hackney, P. A. Furgerson. 

A majority of the churches being represented the Associa- 
tion proceeded to elect officers, which resulted as follows: 
Moderator, O. T. Edwards; Clerk, W. C. Douglass; Treasurer* 
Daniel Hannon. 

Corresponding Messengers and visiting brethren were invited 
to seats with the body, and the following responded: C. C. 
Newton, returned missionary from Africa; E- J. Edwards, 
representing the Baptist Orphanage; R. R. Moore and W. F. 
Clarida, Beulah Association. 

Under the call for newly constituted churches a letter was 
read from Pine Grove Baptist Church applying for membership 
in this Association, and upon motion W. H. H. Lawhon, 
S. Gilmore and J. I>. Smith were appointed a committee to 
investigate and report on the same. 

A letter was read from Deep Creek Baptist Church apply- 
ing for restoration to membership in this Association, and upon 
motion said church was restored and the Delegates enrolled. 

The following committees were recommended by the Mod- 
erator: 

On Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of Moon's Chap- 
el Church. 

On Order of Business— W. D. Watson, S. P. Teague, Geo. 
W. Harmon. 

On Periodicals— E. J. Edwards, J. M. Griffin, S. Womble. 

On State Missions— O. L- Merrill, T. H. King, W. J. Fra- 
zier. 

On Foreign Missions— C. C. Newton, B. F. C. Borke, W. 
H. H. Lawhon. 

On Education— W '. C. Douglass, H. T. Chapin, D. L. Web- 
ster. 

On Temperance— L. R. Dixon, J. D. Dorsett, H. Lambert. 

On Home Missions— S. Gilmore, H. M. C. Stroud, L. Moon. 

On Sunday Schools— W. N. Straughan, C. V. Brooks, B. Gil- 
more. 

On Prayer Meetings — R. F. Andrews, Manly Forrester, W. 
L. Stutts. 



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On Baptist Orphanage — James Jordan, R. R. Moore, James 
Bridges. 

On Min. Aid Asso.—J. L. Smith, T. M. Baldwin, H. H. Jor- 
dan. 

On Associational History— L. R. Dixon, D. R. Sears. 

Auditing Committee—]. M. Griffin, Jas. Me Math. 

On motion of W. H. H. Lawhon the report on Baptist 
Orphanage was made special order for 10 o'clock A. m. to-mor- 
row. 

W. H. H. Lawhon, L- R. Dixon and J. L- Smith were 
appointed a committee to provide the Clerk of this Association 
with a correct list of the ordained Ministers residing within 
the bounds of this Association and also a list of Ministers sup- 
plying churches in this Association, and residents of other 
Associations. 

The committee on application of Pine Grove church reported 
as follows: 

We recommend that the church at Pine Grove, Moore 
county, be received as a member of this body. 

W. H H. Lawhon, 

S. GlLMORE, 

J. L- Smith, 

Committee 

On motion the report was adopted, the church enrolled and 
the right hand of fellowship extended to the Delegates from 
said church. 

The Association adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9:30 
o'clock. 



; Friday, September 22nd, 1893. 

After devotional exercises led by K J. Edwards, the Associ- 
ation was called to order at 9:30 o'clock a. m., by the Modera- 
tor. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

Visiting brethren were invited to seats with the Association, 
the following responded: P. W. Johnson, representing The 
Biblical Recorder; O. L. Stringfield, representing the Baptist 
Female University; J. G. Searboro, 1 representing State Mis- 
sions. '• •■ L 



The committee on order of business, submitted the following 
report, which was adopted: 

That the Association meet at 9:30 o'clock a.m.; spend 30 
minutes in praise meeting; after which resume the business of 
the Association; adjourn at 12:30 p. m.; resume work at 1:30 
p. m., and adjourn at 4 p. m. 

W. D. Watson, 
G. VV. Harmon, 
S. P. Tkague, 

Committee. 

The hour for special order having arrived the committee 
submitted the following 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE: 

Our Orphanage at Thomasville is an institution for which 
every North Carolinian should be profoundly grateful, and its 
hearty support would evince, perhaps, as much of the philan- 
thropic, magnanimous and Christian spirit of our people as 
any other Christian work done in our State. The Orphanage 
is not only a blessing to our whole country, but since our en- 
lightenment upon that subject we recognize in it a necessity. 
Our hearty response to its frequent demands upon us 
tends to the development of our benevolence, and makes 
us better Christians and more efficient workers in the 
common . - cause of humanity. We therefore recommend 
that eyery friend of society and lover of humanity, and especi- 
ally every Baptist within the bounds of this Association give 
it their warmest sympathy and hearty support. We further 
recommend that every Pastor and friend of the Orphanage in 
this Association subscribe for Charity mid Children, and keep 
! themselves constantly posted upon the wants and necessities 
of this Christian institution, and bring .the matter frequently 
before their churches and congregations. 

Jas. Jordan, 
R. R. Moore, 

Committee. 

Pending the adoption of the report remarks were made by 
Jas. Jordan, B. J. Edwards, W. C. Douglass, W. D. Watson 
and J. C.' Scarboro. At the close of the remarks a collection 
was taken for the Baptist Orphanage, amounting to $24.48. 

On motion the subject of education was made special order 
.'for to-morrow, at 10 o'clock A. M. ,\ 



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The committee submitted the following 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS: 

State missions, supplying the gospel in the destitute sections, 
aiding weak, and organizing new churches within this State, 
are at the basis of all our mission work. More than one hundred 
towns in North Carolina, and over three hundred country 
places have been aided through the State Board. The value 
of property acquired each year is more than the salaries of the 
missionaries paid through the Board. Brethren, press the 
work until North Carolina is supplied with the pure words. 
Respectfully Submitted, 

Geo. L. Merrill, 
W. J. Frazier, 
T. H. King, 

Committee. 

Remarks were made on the adoption of the Report by G. L. 
Merrill, J. C. Scarboro, O. L. Stringfield and W. C. Douglass, 
and pending the discussion, the association adjourned for one 
hour. 

The Association was again called to order at 2 o'clock, p. m., 
by the Moderator, and the discussion on the State Missions 
resumed, and the report was adopted. 

The following pledges were made for State Missions: 

Bethlehem $5 00 Cedar Falls $2 00 

Emmaus 4 00 Fall Creek 5 00 

Gum Springs 5 00 Hickory Mountain 2 00 

Liberty 3 00 Love's Creek 5 00 

May's Chapel 3 00 Mechanic's Hill, 3 00 

Moore's Chapel 2 00 Moon's Chapel 3 00 

Mt. Olive 5 00 Mt. Pleasant 1 00 

Ore Hill 5 00 Pittsboro 500 

Siler City 2 00 Tyson's Creek 3 00 

Worth ville 5 00 

The committee submitted the following 
report on periodicals. 

The day has come when a religious newspaper is a necessity 
in every Baptist family in North Carolina. We, therefore, re- 
commend the Biblical Recorder as a sound educator, and worthy 
the partronage of all Baptists. We also recommend the 
Foreign Mission Journal, Home Field, and the Sunday School 



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Series of the Southern Baptist Convention, We also recom- 
mend Charity and Children as worthy a place in our homes. 

E. J. Edwards, 
J. M. Griffin, 

S. WOMBLE, 

Committee. 
After the report was discussed by P. W . Johnson, W D 
Watson and C. C. Newton, it was adopted. 
The committee submitted the following 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The work of Home Missions has for its field the Southern 
States, Indian Territory, the Island of Cuba, and Mexico 
Through this department of the work of the Gospel, which is 
the light of the world, has brought about wonderful chants. 
in the past and is destined to accomplish greater thin £ s & in 
time to come. The number of Missionaries in the field for 
the last year was 368. Baptisms, 5, in. Sunday Schools 
organized, 412. Houses of worship built, 92. From these 
figures we can see, in part, what the Lord is doing in this 
department of His work. Hence, we should be stimulated to 
greater efforts m this direction, until all the destitute are sup- 
plied with the Gospel. Respectfully submitted. P 

S. GlEMORE, 

E. Moon, 
H. M. C. Stroud, 
Committee. 
Remarks were made by O. E. Stringfield and J. C. Scarboro 
and the report was adopted. 

Their respective churches having requested in their letters 
the ordination of G. W. Harmon and C. V. Brooks the Mod- 
erator appointed the following as a Presbytery for said pur- 
pose: W. H. H. Eawhon, E. R. Dixon, G. E Merrill O T 
Edwards, J. D. Hackney, J. L. Smith, S. Gilmore, Jas. Jordan" 
The Association adjourned until 9:30 o'clock to-morrow 
morning. 

The Presbytery appointed to examine and ordain G W 
Harmon met at the church at 8 o'clock p. m. and set apart 
said brethren to the full work of the Gospel Ministry The 
ordination sermon was preached by W. H. H. Lawhoir the 
charge was delivered by O. T. Edwards; the Bible was pre- 
sented by G L. Merrill, and after prayer by J. L . Smith, and 



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the laying on of hands by the Presbytery, the benediction was 
pronounced by L. R. Dion. 



Saturday, September 23rd, 1893. 

After devotional exercises by J. D. Hackney the Associa- 
tion was called to order by the Moderator, and the minutes of 
yesterday read and approved. 

On motion W. N. Straughan was appointed to write and 
submit to the next meeting of this Association a suitable obit- 
uary notice of the death of W. F. Foushee, of Pittsboro, N. C. 

The moderator appointed the following committee to nomi- 
nate an Executive Board to serve for the next year: James 
Jordan, Geo. C. Underwood. 

Also the following committee on time and place of next 
Association, and to nominate one to preach the introductory 
sermon and an alternate: J. M. Griffin, R. F. Andrews, Geo. 
W. Womble. 

W. R. Gwaltney, from Central Association, representing 
Ministerial Education was invited to a seat with the body. 

The committee submitted the following 

REPORT ON EDUCATION: 

There never was a time in the history of the State when 
there was found a greater interest in education. It is no 
longer regarded as a luxury, but a necessity, and to-day, there 
are more teachers, more pupils and more who want to be 
pupils, than at any time in our history. We now recognize 
the power for good in a sanctified education, and therefore 
most heartily urge that every effort possible be made for the 
education of the boys and girls of our Association. 

For the higher education of our young men Wake Forest 
College stands equal to any institution in the South. For the 
higher education of our young ladies, we heartily commend 
Oxford Female Seminary and Murfreesboro Female Institute. 

We announce with pleasure the fact that we are soon to 
have in active operation the Baptist Female University, located 
in Raleigh, which is to be and do for our young ladies what 
Wake Forest College has done and is doing for our young 
men. 

W 7 e condemn in the strongest terms the "Physical Culture 
Craze," which has been imported from the North, and seems 



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to have taken possesion of most of our universities and colleges. 
We believe in athletic sports as long as the sole object to be 
attained is the development of the muscles of our young men, 
but we condemn inter-collegiate contests for the mastery in 
foot ball, base ball, &c. We believe such are a waste of time, 
that they subject young men to temptations innumerable. We 
believe that such things are condemned in the Gospel of 
Christ, and are of the emulations and strife, said to be "the 
works of the flesh," and as such prohibited in Gal. v: 19 and 
26. ; and we call upon the Trustees of Wake Forest College to 
put a stop to these vain and uncalled-for contests, emulations 
and strifes, without delay. 

The Board of Education of the Baptist State Convention 
has during the history of Wake Forest College, aided scores of 
young men, called of God to the ministry, and approved by 
their churches. These young men are found in every part of 
our State and in other States; among the heathen in the far 
off lands, where they are doing nobly the work to which they 
have been called. No agency of our Convention has done 
more to light up the people, advance the cause of truth, and 
give character to our denomination than the Educational 
Board. A large majority of the most efficient preachers in 
the State were beneficiaries of this Board. The Board aided 
thirty-eight last year, of which number seven were from this 
Association. Thirty-five are adopted by the Board for this 
year, and four of these are from this Association. These 
young brethren came to the College at the opening of the pres- 
ent session, and appealed to the Board for help, saying that 
"unless help could be granted they would be compelled to 
leave." The Board adopted them, and must look to the 
churches for the means to support them. Will not every 
church undertake to raise during the next Associational year 
an average of five cents per member for this object? This 
can be so easily done if some one in each church will give a 
little time in looking after it. 

W. C. Douglass, 
H. T. Chapin, 
D. E. Webster, 
Committee. 

The report was discussed by W. C. Douglass, O. E. String- 
field, W. R. Gwathney and J. C. Scarboro and adopted. A 
collection was taken, amounting to $13.25. 

The following resolution was offered by E. R. Dixon and 
adopted: 

Resolved, That we recommend to the churches and Pastors 
of this Association that they raise and send to the Treasurer 



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of the Baptist State Convention as much as they can for mis- 
sions and education between now and the 25th of December, 
1893 
The Association adjourned to 2 o'clock p. m. 



The Moderator called the Association to order at 2 o'clock 

p. M. 

The Committee on Time and Place submitted the following- 
report: 

Your Committee on Time and Place for next Association 
report: Love's Creek as the place and Thursday before the 
4th Sunday in September, the time W. H. H. Lawhon to 
preach the introductory Sermon; C. V. Brooks, Alternate. 

J. M. Griffin, 
R. F Andrews, 
Geo. W. Womble, 

Committee. 
Report adopted. 

The committee appointed to nominate an Executive Board 
reported as follows: 

The committee appointed to nominate an Executive Board 
for next year recommend the following: G. L. Merrill, W. N. 
Straughan, W. C. Douglass, N. A. Gilmore, H. H. Jordan. 

Jas. Jordan, 
G. C. Underwood, 
P. A. Furgerson, 
Committee. 

The report was adopted, and the nominees elected. 

W. C. Douglass, Delegate to Southern Baptist Convention 
submitted a brief report. 

J. M. Griffin was elected a Delegate to the Southern Baptist 
Convention to be held at Dallas, Texas. 

The Committee on Associational History reported as fol- 
lows: 

We your Committee on Last Year's History submit the 
following: We have examined said History and find it correct. 

L. R. Dixon, 
D. R. Sears, 

Committee. 



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The committee submitted the following 



REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 



It is our belief that God has provided a way for all Christ- 
ians to preach his Gospel by giving us the Sunday School. 
In the State, this work is being enlarged and made more in- 
teresting by the Chatauqua, and in our bounds by the Sunday 
School Association, both of which are heartily commended to 
the churches. Let our aim be to win souls to Christ, not as 
masters, but as servants of the church. We suggest that 
our pastors attend the schools of their churches to encourage 
them by their presence and example. That the schools teach 
the children how to deport themselves at church, and all 
religious services, and to learn to love and obey His word of 
truth. 

We recommend the use of the literature of the Southern 
Baptist Convention, also the patronage of the Supply Store, at 
Raleigh. W. N. Straughan, 

C. V. Brooks, 
W. B Gilmore, 

Committee. 

Pending the adoption of the report the discussion was made 
special order for to-morrow (Sunday) at 9:30 A. m., in Sun- 
day School mass-meeting. 

The committee submitted the following 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The plain command of Christ is, "Go ye into all the world 
and preach the Gospel." This command is to all Christians, 
and not to the Apostles only. It is Christ's last great com- 
mand to the churches on earth, and it is a solemn one. It is 
the duty of all Christians to ask themselves, "What can I 
do to carry out this command of Jesus?" One of two things 
we can and ought to do: 1st. Go ourselves to heathern lands — 
this is the best way — Matt. 28: 19. 2nd. If you find that yon 
cannot do this, then you can send a preacher — Romans, 10: 
14-15. Some cannot go themselves, but all can do this— rich 
and poor can do something — and the unlearned can help this 
part of the work and in all parts of the earth. You ask, 
"How can I send forth preachers?" We have a body of 
Christian men, preachers and laymen appointed by our Con- 
vention located in Richmond, Va., to help us the better to 
carry out Christ's commands, to give the Gospel to the whole 
earth. 

The Southern Baptist Convention through its Board located 
in Richmond, Va , has missionaries — 



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i. In Chi?ia — In Canton and vicinity (begun in 1845,) 
13 missionaries, 21 native helpers, 5 churches, with 710 mem- 
bers, 61 baptisms last year, 8 schools, and $1,400 of contribu- 
tions by these members. 

In Shanghai and vicinity, (begun in 1847), 13 missionaries, 
4 native helpers, 3 churches, 113 members, 12 baptisms, 3 
schools, and $315 contributions. 

In Tung Chow and vicinity', (begun in i860), 12 mission- 
aries, 3 churches, 115 members, 2 baptisms. 

2. In Africa — In I^agos and interior, (begun in 1850), 11 
missionaries (of whom five are at home seeking restoration of 
health), 7 assistants, 4 churches, 144 members, 20 baptisms, 
3 schools, and $215 contributed. 

j>. In Italy —In Rome, Florence, and 14 other towns, 
(begun in 1870), 3 missionaries from the United States, 27 
native preachers and colporters, 17 churches, 347 members, 72 
baptisms, and $560 contributions. 

4.. In Brazil — In Bahia. and vicinity, (begun in 1882), 7 
missionaries, 4 native preachers, 4 churches, 256 members, 61 
baptisms, and $350 contributions. 

In Rio and vicinity, (begun in 1883), 10 missionaries, 4 
native preachers, 8 churches, 197 members, 35 baptisms, and 
$994 contributions. 

5. In Mexico — (Begun in 1880), 25 missionaries, 10 native 
helpers, 30 churches, 1.014 members, 94 baptisms, 2 schools, 
and $1,526 contributions. 

6. In Japan — (Begun in 1889), 4 missionaries, 2 native 
assistants, 1 church, 27 members, 26 baptisms. 

Totals — missionaries 98, native helpers 79, churches 75, 
members 2,923, baptisms 383, schools 16, and contibutions 
$0,360. 

In the above named mission work North Carolina has in 
China, 12 missionaries. 
Africa, 3 missionaries. 

Brazil, 3 missionaries. 

Mexico, 2 missionaries. . 
This Convention, through its Board has helped 98 mission- 
aries to go to the heathen to preach the Gospel. It has en- 
abled you who cannot go yourselves to do your duty and show 
your love to Christ by helping others to go. What can we do 
to help our Board ? 

1st. Pray for it. Ask God to raise up missionaries and to 
pour out the Holy Spirit on them, and their converts, and to 
make our churches at home liberal and united. 

2nd. Get all the information possible about our work, and 
give it to others. 



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3rd. Sacrifice for the work. Give and do not grow tired, 
for "the Lord loves a cheerful giver." 

C. C. Newton, 

W. H. H. JvAWHON, 

B. F. C. Burke, 

Committee. 

Pending the adoption remarks were made by C. C. Newton, 
W. R. Gwaltney and J. L. Smith. The report was adopted. 
The committee sumbmitted the following 

REPORT ON" TEMPERANCE. 

Having no statistics from which to report, we can give 
nothing definite as to the progress of the temperance cause; 
though we believe the cause is gaining among us. Believing 
the use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage to be one of the 
greatest hindrances to the cause of Christ, and believing the 
Bible teaches total abstinence, we recommend that pastors 
teach and churches practice total abstinence from all intoxi- 
cating liquors, also that members of the church furnish no 
grain or fruit from which to make intoxicating liquors. 

L. R. Dixon, 
Jno. D. Dorsett, 
H. B. Lambert, 

Committee. 

Pending the adoption of the report the discussion was made 
special order for to-night at 7:30 o'clock. 
The committee submitted the following 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS: 

We believe that prayer is to the soul of the living Christian 
what food is to the temporal man. We are taught to "pray 
without ceasing, and in everthing give thanks." We are in- 
structed all through the Word of the Lord to pray unto God 
for a continuation of his blessings. Believing this, we recom- 
mend to all the churches in Sandy Creek Association where 
they have no prayer meetings, to organize them at once. 

R. F. Andrews, 
Manly Forrester, 
W. L. Stutts, 

Committee. 

Pending the adoption a motion was made and carried to 
limit the speeches to five minutes each. Remarks were made 
by J. D. Hackney, W. D. Watson, W. C. Douglass, Manly 
Forrester and Wm. Rogers, and the report adopted. 



H) 

The Auditing Committee submitted the following report: 
We have examined the Treasurer's books, and find that 
he has received $418.79, and paid out $411.77, leaving in his 
hands a balance of $7.02. 

J. M. Griffin, 
J. H. McMath, 

Committee. 
The committee submitted the following 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL AID. 

The Ministerial Relief Board of North Carolina, has some 
12 or 14 beneficiaries who are receiving a small amount per 
month, to keep them from extreme want, most of them being 
our old brethren in the ministry, together with 3 or 4 widows 
of deceased ministers. These are very dear to us and should 
be supported in a way that will be a credit to our denomina- 
tion. Your committee would urge upon the ministers and 
churches of Sandy Creek Association the importance of tak- 
ing at least one collection during the year for the Board. 

J. L. Smith, 
T. M. Baldwin, 
H. H. Jordan, 

Committee. 
Remarks on the report were made by J. L. Smith and L. R. 
Dixon and the report was adopted. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

We are giving aid to Macedonia, Deep River and Moore's 
Chapel, $25.00 each. The work at each of these places is pro- 
gressing. Other weak churches are asking for help, and we 
must not let any of these fall out for the want of it. We 
desire every church to give us a contribution in such sum as in 
the wisdom of your Board it may suggest, and we also request 
each minister of this Association to tender to us at least one 
week's services during the -next year. Our Missionaries are 
paid up to April 1st, 1893. 

Amount received, .....' $118.79 

" disbursed, $112.75 

on hand, .. 6.04 — 118.79 

O. T. Edwards, 
L. R. Dixon, 

Committee. 

Pending the adoption of the report the discussion was post- 
poned until after the disposition of the report on temperance 
to-night. 



17 



TREASURER S REPORT. 



Amount heretofore sent up. 

State Missions', $ 25. 

Foreign Missions, .. 12. 
Home Missions, .... 19. 

Education, 1. 

Orphanage, 87. 

Church Expenses, . . 10. 
Centennial Fund, ... 26. 

Relief Fund, 2. 

Church Repairs, .... 242. 

Other Objects, *246. 

Sunday Schools, ... . 49. 
Pastors'Salaries, .... 1850. 

Poor, 19. 

Colportage, 1. 

Associational Missions, ..5. 



Total, $2600 



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Prese?it Contributions. 

Minute Fund, 29 8 r 

Associational Missions, 10 92 

State Missions, 5252 

Foreign Missions, . .'. . 106 68 

Home Missions, 49. 27 

Education, 26.72 

Baptist Orphanage, .... 36.32 
Colportage, 1.45 

Total, $313.69 



(A number of the churches do not report the amount of Pas- 
tors Salary, and hence the above figures do not represent the 
entire amount so paid — clerk. ) 






The following resolution was offered by T. H. King and J. 
H. Henley: 

"Resolved that the time of meeting of this Association be 
changed back to the original time, Thursday before the 1st 
Sunday in October." The resolution was tabled. 

The following resolution was offered by W. N. Straughan 
and unanimously adopted: 

"That the thanks of this Association are one and are heart- 
ily tendered to the members of Moon's Chapel church and the 
community for their christian hospitality during the session of 
this Association." 

The following were elected Delegates to the Baptist State 
Convention: W. C. Douglass, J. D. Dorsett. 

Adjourned to 7:30 o'clock to-night. 



18 

The Association met at 7:30 o'clock p. m. and after devo- 
tional exercises led by G. L. Merrill, was called to order by 
the Moderator. 

The report on Temperance was discussed by L. R. Dixon, 
J. D. Dorsett, Wm. Rogers, W. C. Douglass, W. D. Watson, 
O. T. Edwards, W. H. H. Lawhon and S. Gilmore, and the 
report adopted. 

The report of the Executive Board was taken up and dis- 
cussed by G. Iy. Merrill and J. D. Hackney and adopted. 

On motion it was agreed that a collection be taken at the 
Sunday School mass meeting to-morrow for Siler City Baptist 
church, and that the usual collection after the morning servi- 
ces be donated to Ministerial Education. 

On motion the Association adjourned to meet in Sunday 
School mass meeting at 9:30 o'clock to-morrow morning. 



Sunday, September 24th, 1893 

The Association met in Sunday School mass meeting at 9:30 
A. m. and after devotional exercises and praise service, ad- 
dresses were made by W. C. Douglass and C. C. Newton. A 
collection was taken for Siler City Church and the sum of $5. 
realized. 

The Moderator announced that the taking of the collection 
for this church is not to govern as a precedent, and that such 
applications would not be entertained at the meetings of the 
Association — Clerk. 

At 11 o'clock W. R. Gwattney preached in the church, and 
C. C. Newton, at the stand, the collection for ministerial Edu- 
cation amounted to $8.59. 

At 2 o'clock, p. m., E. J. Edwards preached in the church. 

Thus ended one of the most delightful sessions this Associa- 
tion ever experienced. The spirit of the Lord came down, and 
the Delegates returned home feeling that it was good for them 
to have been here. 

W. C. Douglass, O. T. Edwards, 

Clerk. Moderator. 



19 



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3^CI3STTJTE3S' 

OF THE 

136th ANNUAL SE6SION 

OF THE 

gandy ZvqzX Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

LOVE'S CREEK, CHATHAM COUNTY, 

SEPTEMBER 20, 21, 22 AND 23, 1894. 

Moderator — O. T. Edwards Mt. Vernon. Springs, N. C. 

C lerk — W. C. Douglass Carthage, • i 

Treasurer — Daniel Hannon '_ _ Carthage, i ' 

Historian — O. T. Edwards Mt Vernon Springs, " 

EXECUTIVE BOAKD: 
G. L. Merrill, Chairman and Treasurer, Franklinsville, N. C. 

W. N. Straughan, Secretary : Pittsboro, 

N. A. Gilmore Tyson's Mill, 

H. H. Jordan : SilerCity, 

W. C. Douglass - Carthage, 

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The next Session of this Association will be held with the 
Church at Rives Chapel, Chatham County, on Thursday 
Before the 4th Sunday in September, 1895. 

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Cole I ^ ri^n.tixa.g• Corri.pa1a.37-, 



OF THE 

136th ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

{Sandy Zme\ Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

LOVE'S CREEK, CHATHAM COUNTY. 
nsro^TiEa: c-&_:r,o:e_.I£T-&., 

SEPTEMBER 20, 21, 22 AND 23, 1894. 

Moderator — O. T. Edwards Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

C lerlc — W. C. Douglass Carthage, • ' 

Treasurer — Daniel Hannon Carthage, 1 1 

Historian — O. T. Edwards Mt Vernon Springs, u 

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EXECUTIVE BOAEL: 
G. L. Merrill, Chairman and Treasurer ', Franklinsville, N. C. 

W. M". Straughan, Secretary Pittsboro, \ i 

M. A. Gilmore Tyson's Mill, u 

H. H. Jordan . SilerCity, " 

W. 0. Douglass Carthage, i i 

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The next Session of this Association will be held with the 
Church at Eives Chapel, Chatham County, on Thursday 
Before the 4th Sunday in September, 1895. 

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S^-ZsT^O^XD, 3ST. C: 
Cole ^risa-ting" Corr3.pa,:n.37-, 

1894. 



OEDAINEI) MINISTERS, RESIDENTS OF THIS ASSO- 
CIATION. 

C. J. F. Anderson Carthage, N. C. 

T. M. Baldwin Rise, " 

C. V.Brooks Jonesboro, " 

L. R. Dixon Goldston, " 

O. T. Edwards Ore Hill, " 

P. A. Fnrgerson Lambsville, " 

S. Gilmore Goldston, " 

J. C. Hackney Franklinsville, " 

G. W.Harmon Ramseur, " 

K. C. Horner Horner's, " 

James Jordan Franklinsville, ' ' 

W. H. H. Lawbon Lawhon, " 

G. L. Merrill Franklinsville, " 

D. C. Murchison Gulf, " 

D. R. Sears Siler City, " 

J. L. Smith Siler City, " 

W. A. Smith ____Hadley's Mills, " 



MINISTERS OF OTHER ASSOCIATIONS SUPPLYING 

CHURCHES IN THIS ASSOCIATION. 
N. B. Cobb Raleiffh, N. C. 



J. M. Hilliard Thomasville, 

M. J. Leach . Laster's Mills, 

N. C. Newton Wake Forest, 

Jno. A. Summery Hunnersville, 

L. Johnson Rockingham, 



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GENERAL STATISTICAL TABLE. 

No. of churches in Association, last report, 46 

No. of churches added 2 

No. of churches Dropped 1 

No. of churches withdrawn 1 

No. of churches in Association, now --__-- — — 46 



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MEMBEESHIP. 
Total No. of members last report, (corrected), 3429 

No. received by baptism during year 178 

No. received by letter during year__- 105 

No. restored during year 3 

286 

No. dismissed by letter during year 106 

No. excluded during year 50 

No. died during year 59 

215 

Total gain during the year 71 



Total Present membership 3500 



CONTEIBUTIONS. 

Total contributions for year, for all purposes, $3610.19. 
Per capita contribution, $1.03. 

The total membership as reported last year was incorrect, 
a part having been estimated.— Clerk. 



PROCEEDINGS 



Love's Creek, Chatham Co., X. G, Sept. 20, 1894. 

The Sandy Creek Baptist Association met with the 
Church at Love's Creek, in its 136th Annual Session. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by W. H. H. 
Lawhon. 

At 1:30 p. in., after religious .exercises, O. T. Edwards, 
Moderator, called the Association to order. 

The following officers were present: O. T. Edwards, 
Moderator; W. C. Douglass, Clerk; Daniel Hannon, Treasurer. 

C. J. F. Anderson and L. R. Dixon were appointed 
Reading Clerks. 

The letters from the churches were read, and delegates 
enrolled, as follows: 

Bear Creek—,]. M. Stinson, D. F. Wilkie and J. B. 
Hatch. 

Bethlehem — W. H. H. Lawhon, Daniel Hannon and *W, 
C. Barrett. 

Bethany — A. G. Burk, A. B. Jenkins and J. W. Nail. 

Brush Creek— W. R. Gilbert, *Henry Gee and W. R. 
Welch. 

Carthage— W. C. Douglass, H. T. Petty and *L. K. Rose- 

Cedar Falls— J. M. Pounds, *Gt\ L. Leonard, *W. I. Camp- 
bell. 

Bamseur — G. W. Harmon, O. L. Jones and William 
Rightsell. 

Cool Spring — G. W. Temple, T. T. Gnnter and George 
Gross. 

Deep Creel' — Not represented. 

Deep River — W. W. Caviness, D. H. Presley and A*. K. 
Scott en. 

EmmauH — S. A. Cheek, *Clarence Webster and *Wm. 
Long. 



Ephesus — T. J. Savage, *J. J. Lawhon and N. T. Tyson. 

Fall Creek— E. C. Brewer, T. B. Bray and B. F. Scott. 

Flint mil—*J. W. Hunsucker, W. T. Horner and K. C. 
Horner. 

Fork Creek — Not represented. 

Friendship — *H. C. Cole, P. D. Muse and Jolmy Philips. 

Gum Springs — G. A. Thomas, *J. P. Bridges and Willie 
Thomas. 

Hickory Mountain — J. L. Hackney, W. V. Cheek and *C. 
F. Ellington. 

Jonesboro— D. O. Bryan, *W. I. Brooks and *J. A. Bal- 
lentine. 

Liberty — E. A, Griffin, Geo. Patterson and *Henry Crutch - 
field. 

Love's Creek— J. A. Gilliland, J. Q. Smith and W. Phil- 
lips. 

Macedonia — Win. Brothers and L. R. Brothers. 

Manly— Yi. C. Petty. 

May's Chapel — N. A. Gilmore, H. R. Horwood and R. D. 
White. 

Mechanic's Hill — *Geo. Moore and *John Manus. 

Mineral Springs— D. T. Edwards, *A. P. Stroud and J. W. 
Brewer. 

Moon's Chapel— -T. A. Barker, J. F. Smith and C. P. Fox. 

Moore's Chapel— -*J. W. Tippett, W. E. Hackney and E. 
K. Moffitt. 

Mb. Olive— -M. C. McBane, J. F. Glosson and *John An- 
drews. 

Mt. Pleasant — Jefferson Kivett, Joel A. Kivett, and 
Coma Kivett. 

Mt. Zion—E. Lee Fox, F. L. Spoon and L. M. ShofTner. 

New Salem— E. P. Ellington, *C. N. Justice and *B. F. 
Poe. 

Ore mil—*W. D. Watson, R. P. Johnson and *0. B. 
Stroud. 

Fine Grove— J. M. Deaton, *A. M. Baldwin and H. H. 
Freeman. 

PiUsboro— Coley B. Griffin, S. W. Brewer and J. M. Grif- 
fin. 



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Elves Chapel— Thos. J. Dark, W. B. Gilmon and *J. H. 
Brooks. 

Rock Springs — Mark Smith, J. M. Dismukes and Paul T. 
Ferral. 

Rocky River — Jesse Johnson, W. A. Duncan, and J. S. 
D. Siler. 

Sandy Creek — J. M. Williams, W. J. Frazer and E. P. 
Williams. 

Sandy Branch — S. Womble, T. B. Moody and S. G. Nor- 
wood. 

Siler City—D. L. Webster, A. W. Jordan and W. A. 
Teague. 

Staley—C. G. Frazier, R. E. Cooper and J. W. Staley. 

Tyson's Creek — B. B. Phillips, B. A. Phillips and Labon 
Moon. 

Union Grove — Neill Dunlap, J. G. Garner and *W. H. 
Crisco. 

WorthviUe — A. W. Jenkins, M. C. Williamson and E. C. 
Williamson. 

Aberdeen— *H. H. Powell, *J. W. Phillips and J. W. 
Fagan. 

Sanford— *H. T. Moore, J. G. Foushee and J. R. Weath- 
erspoon. 

A majority of the churches being represented the Asso- 
ciation proceeded to elect officers for the ensuing year, which 
resulted as follows : Moderator, O. T. Edwards; Clerk, W. 
C. Douglass; Treasurer, Daniel Hannon. 

The following ministers, residents of this Association, 
were present : O. T. Edwards, L. R. Dixon, W. H. H. Law- 
hon, D. R. Sears, S. Gilmore. C. J. F. Anderson, D. C. Mur- 
chison, J. D. Hackney, G. L. Merrill, K. C. Horner and 
G. W. Harmon, who are members of this Association ex-officio 
under the Constitution. 

T. J. Stroud announced himself as corresponding messen- 
ger for Mt. Zion Association. 

The following visiting brethren were announced: O. L. 
Striiigfield, Raleigh Association, representing the Baptist 

* Absentees. 



Women's College of North Carolina; L. Johnson, Pee Dee 
Association, representing State Missions, Home Missions, 
Foreign Missions and Ministerial Education; R. D. Foushee 
Friendship Association, West Tennessee. 

The Corresponding Messenger and visiting brethren were 
invited to seats with the body. 

W. H. H. Lawhon, S. Gilmore and C. J. F. Anderson 
were appointed as a committee to examine into the Church 
Covenants and Articles of Faith, of the two newly constituted 
churches, at Aberdeen and Sanford, seeking membership in 
this Association. 

The said Committee reported favorably on both applica- 
tions. The churches were received, and the hand of fellow- 
ship and welcome extended by the Moderator. 

The Moderator Announced the following Committees: 

Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of the church. 

Order of Business — W. H. H. Lawhon, S. Gilmore and 
Alex. Jenkins. 

Periodicals — C. J. F. Anderson, J. W. Fagan and B. A. 
Griffin. 

State Missions — W. C. Douglass, D. L. Webster and N". A. 
Gilmore. 

Foreign Missions — G. L. Merrell, G. W. Temple and D. 
C. Murchison. 

Education— W 7 '. H. H. Lawhon, W. C. Petty and S. W. 
Brewer. 

Temperance — S. Gilmore, R. P. Johnson and O. L. Jones. 

Home Missions — L. R. Dixon, D. F. Wilkie and N. T. Ty- 
son. 

Sunday Schools — Wm. Rogers, P. D. Muse and W. V. 
Cheek. 

Prayer-Meetings — G. W. Harmon, R. D. White and G. A. 
Thomas. 

Baptist Orphanage — K. G. Horner, W. A. Duncan and 
J. L. Smith. 

Ministers 7 Aid Association — J. D. HadkneyV M. C. Mc- 
Baneg and J. R. Weatherspoon. 

Associational History — J. M. Stinson and A. P. Strowd. 

Auditing Committee — J. M. Griffin and D. R. Sears. 

Nominating Executive Board — B. B. Phillips, J. G. Fou- 
shee and D. O. Bryan. 



Friday, Sept. 21, 1894, 9:30 a. M. 

After religious exercises, conducted by L. Johnson, the 

Association was called to order by the Moderator. 

The Keyser church was, on motion, dropped from the 
Roll; a part of the members having removed and the balance 
having united with the newly constituted church at Aberdeen. 

The following visiting brethren were announced and in- 
vited to seats: N. B. Cobb, representing the Biblical Recorder 
and North Carolina Baptist-, and J. H. Mills, representing 
Thomasville Baptist Orphanage. 

The Committee on Order of Business reported as follows: 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1. That the Association meet at 9:30 a. m>, spend 30 
minutes in devotional exercises. Adjourn at 12:30 p. m. ; 
meet 1:30 p. m. Adjourn at will. 

2, That the reports be called in same order as they were 
last year. 

W. H. H, La who ,;, 

S. GlLMORE, 

A. W. Jenkins, 

Committee. 

The following report was submitted by the Committee on 
Periodicals. 

PERIODICALS. 

It is the duty of the Baptist people of North Carolina to 
subscribe to and read Baptist literature. We, therefore, 
recommend the Biblical Recorder, as a sound educator and 
through it we are kept informed of the progress the denomi- 
nation is making. 

We also recommend the Foreign Mission Journal, Home 
Field and Charity and Children, as worthy of places in our 
homes. 

We recommend the Sunday School series of the Southern 
Baptist Convention. 

C. J. F. Anderson, 
J. W. Fag an, 
E. A. Griffin, 

Committee. 



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This report was made special order for to-morrow at 10 
o'clock a. m. Pending the motion to adopt. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention have under its employ about 94 Missionaries. 

They are operating missions among three classes: First, 
Popal or Roman Catholics; 2nd. Pagans, or Civilized Idol- 
worshipers; 3rd, Barbarians, or uncivilized Idol-worshipers. 

"Over two-thirds ol Earth's teeming millions are still 
without the knowledge of Christ: and the Prince of Darkness 
still rules in the hearts, and over the lives of those lost and 
ruined millions. 

"It behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the 
third day; and that repentance and remission of sins should 
be preached in His name among all nations beginning at Jeru- 
salem."— Luke 24:46-47. This, with the " Go ye into all the 
world and preach the Gospel to every creature," is sufficient 
to set all the Soldiers of the Cross on the march — armed with 
the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God; until the 
kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdom of our 
Lord, and His Christ. 

Brother! Sister!! You must either be a soldier in; or 
you must help furnish supplies for this grand army. 

Victory is sure, and heaven is ours. 
Respectfully submitted, 

G. L. Merrell, 
D. C. Murchison, 
G. W. Temple, 

Pending the adoption of this report, remarks were made 
by L. Johnson, G. L. Merrell and W. C. Douglass. 

A collection was taken for this object amounting to $13. 17. 

The report was then adopted. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Realizing the great importance of education, and the ne- 
cessity of educating the sons and daughters of our Associa- 
tion; and noting with pleasure the increasing interest our 
people are manifesting in this important work. 

For the higher education of our young men, Wake Forest 
College stands equal to any institution in the South, and the 
pride of ev^ry Baptist in North Carolina. For the higher 
education of our young ladies, we have Oxford Female Seaiinary 
and Mnrfreesboro Female Institute, both of which are worthy 






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of your support; and we note with pleasure the i>rospect of 
opening the Baptist Female University at Raleigh in Septem- 
ber, 1895, which is to be to our girls what Wake Forest is to 
our boys. 

We note with pleasure that the physical culture craze 
which existed in our denominational colleges a year ago, has 
been modified, and that the inter- collegiate contest for the 
mastery in foot-ball and base-ball will be a " thing oi the 
past. ' ' 

The Board of Education of the Baptist State Convention 
is now aiding several of the young men to prepare themselves 
to preach the Gospel. The Board must look to the churches 
for the means to support them, and we urge the churches of 
the Association to contribute liberally to this great work. 

W. H. H. Lawhon, 
W. C. Petty, 
S. W. Brewer, 

Committee. 

After a motion to adopt, this report was discussed by W. 
C. Petty, O. L. Stringfield and N. B. Cobb, and pending the 
discussion, the Association, at 12:30 p. m., adjourned for one 
hour. 

At 1:30 p. m., the Association was again called to order, 
and the discussion of the Report on Education was resumed. 
Remarks were made by W. C. Douglass, O. L. Stringfield and 
L. Johnson. 

The Report was adopted. 

The following resolution was adopted by a rising vote: 

Whereas, The course pursued by the University of 
North Carolina, is detrimental to the denominational col- 
leges of the State; 

Resolved, That we most heartily commend the pamphlet 
by Dr. C. E. Taylor, u How far should a State undertake to 
Educate," to warmest consideration of all; and that we use 
every possible means to have the appropriations from the 
State to said University reduced from year to year, and use 
the money for the public schools of the State. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The State of North Carolina presents a fine field for Chris- 
tian Exercise. Great things have been done by the State 
Mission Board within our State lines, but greater things await 
us if the brethren will prove the Lord, who has taken the ini- 



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tiatory, by opening the windows of Heaven, and poured out 
blessings upon us. 

We urge the ministers of this Association to keep this 
subject before the people; and we urge the brethren to sys- 
tematic and liberal contributions to this cause. 

W. C. Douglass, 

N. A. GlLMORE, 

D. L. Webster, 

Committee. 

Pending the adoption of this Report, remarks were made 
by W. C. Douglass, G. L. Merrill, D. L. Webster, L. Johnson 
and N. B. Cobb. Report adopted. 

A collection for Asssociational Missions was taken 
amounting to $11.48. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We, as Baptists, profess to take the W^ord of God as our 
guide, as to our faith and practice — have we? Thus saith 
the Lord. For the custom of some of our members drinking 
intoxicating liquors as a beverage. If so, where is the chap- 
ter and verse that teach it % If not, we should not continue 
the practice. We would, therefore, advise all men, especially 
those of the household of faith, to quit the practice. 
Respectfully submitted, 

S. GlLMORE, 

R. P. Johnson, 
O. L. Jones, 

Committee. 
This Report was discussed by S. Gilmore, J. H. Mills, J. 
D. Hackney, L. R. Dixon, J. M. Deaton, C. J. F. Anderson, 
and 33". B. Cobb, and adopted. 

Adjourned at 4 o'clock, p. m., to 9:30 a. m., to-morrow. 



Saturday, September 22, 1894, 9:30 a. m. 

After religious exercises conducted by Rev. A. K. Scot- 
tie, of the M. E. Church, South, the Association under the 
call of the Moderator resumed business. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

W. B. Gilmore, J. M. Stinson and S. Gilmore were ap- 
pointed to select a brother to preach the Introductory Sermon 
at the next meeting of this Association. 



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On motion, the Report on Periodicals, made special order 
for this hour, was displaced and the Association took up the 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

Our Orphanage at Thomasville is an institution worthy 
of the commendation of every North Carolinian, and for which 
we should be exceedingly grateful. It is, indeed, a blessing 
to our whole country, and since our better information upon 
the subject, we believe it to be a necessity. 

We have now 120 orphans in charge — having no resources 
from endowment — dependent on the contributions of the 
Baptists. Many others are knocking at our doors for admis- 
sion. We need help and need it now. 

We recommend, therefore, that our pastors strive to es- 
tablish a more earnest inculcation of moral duties in the hearts 
of those who are friends of society and lovers of humanity, 
and especially, in the heart of every Baptist within the bounds 
of this Association, by showing their hearers their moral ob- 
ligation to God, and by frequently bringing before them the 
needs of the Orphanage, and that the churches and Sunday- 
schools of this Association be requested to send to the Or- 
phanage annual, quarterly or monthly contributions. 

We further recommend that Charity mid Children, which 
has an extensive circulation, be heartily commended to the 
support of the churches, as of eminent service in keeping be- 
fore the peopjle the demands of the Orphanage, and increasing 
contributions for its support. 

K. C. Hosner, 
W. A. Duncan, 

Committee. 

Pending the adoption of this Report, remarks were made 
by K. C. Horner, J. H. Mills and W. C. Douglass, and a col- 
lection was taken amounting to $21.58. Report adopted. 

report on home missions. 

The Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention is doing mission work in the Southern States, Indian 
Territory, and the Island of Cuba. 

During the conventional year ending in 1893, the Home 
Mission Board received $107,000, paid $21,000 for the Havana 
property, and employed 368 missionaries. 

This past year it received $73,300 and employed 331 
missionaries. 

God has blessed these missionaries, so that for the past 



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seven years an average of 358 missionaries have baptized an 
average of, per annum, 4995 persons, and received by letter 
an average of 4124. 

The Foreign Mission work has been greatly strengthened 
by the Home Mission work. 

Your Committee recommend that the members of this As- 
sociation take and read Our Home Field, that they may keep 
posted on Home Mission work, and give it their hearty sup- 
port. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. R. Dixon, 
D. F. Wilkie, 
1ST. T. Tyson, 
Committee. 
This report was discussed by L. R. Dixon, H". B. Cobb and 
J. D. Hackney, and adopted. 

The Memoir of W. F. Foushee, deceased, prepared by 
W. N. Straughan, under the direction of this Association at its 
last session, was read and ordered spread upon the Minutes. 
(At end of Minutes. — Clerk.) 

The Clerk was instructed to insert in the Minutes the 
Constitution of the Sandy Creek Association, and a brief his- 
tory of Love's Creek Church. (See Constitution and History. ) 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

There is plenty of Scripture to prove that it is our duty 
to instruct our young people in those things which concern 
their eternal welfare. "Train up the child in the way he 
should go," is as binding on us to-day as when it was first 
spoken. 

In obedience to this command, we would, therefore, 
recommend that special care be taken to instruct the children 
in the Sunday-schools to abstain from all sin, and especially 
the prevalent sins of dram-drinking, dancing, card-playing, &c. 
And while we would teach them not to do evil, we should 
also teach them to do good, by encouraging in them a spirit 
of self-sacrificing benevolence. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. Rogers, 
P. D. Muse, 
W. V. Cheek, 

Committee. 
We recommend that the Sunday-schools of Sandy Creek 
Association be kept open 12 months in the year. We also 



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endorse the work of the Sunday School Chautauqua as a good 
thing. 

Committee. 

The subject of this Eeport was discussed by R. P. John- 
son, Win. Rogers and K. C. Horner, and pending the dis- 
cussion, the Report was, on motion, laid on the table to be 
taken up at 9:30 a. m., in a Sunday School Mass Meeting. 

The following resolution was offered by R. P. Johnson, 
and adopted: 

Resolved, That we, the Sandy Creek Association, now in 
Session, most heartily invite the North Carolina Baptist Sun- 
day School Chautauqua to locate permanently, at Mt. Vernon 
Springs, and that we bid it " God speed." 

At 12:30 p. m., adjourned to 2:30 p. m. 

The Association re-convened at 2:30 p. m., and resumed 
the regular business. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL AID. 

The Committee submit the following: There were nine 
on the Board during the last year, and other applicants. 
The Board received and expended during last year 1598.61. 
Your Committee would urge upon the ministers and churches 
of the Sandy Creek Association, the importance of strictly 
adhering to the teachings of the Bible in regard to our duty 
to our wornout ministers and their wives. You are referred 
to the following Scriptures: Deut., 15:10-11; Luke, 3:11; 1st 
John, 3:17 and 4:20. 

J. D. Hackney, 

M. C. McBane, 

J. R. Weatherspoon, 

Committee. 

This report was discussed by J. D. Hackney, N. B, 
Cobb and C. J. F. Anderson, and further action suspended 
for the Report on Periodicals, heretofore misplaced, and made 
the special order for this hour. 

The said Report on Periodicals was further discussed by 
C. J. F. Anderson and N. B. Cobb, when the Report was 
adopted. 

The question of Ministerial Aid Association was resumed, 
and the Report adopted without further discussion. 



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REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

We believe that the subject of prayer and meetings for 
prayer is not as well considered as it should be by pastor or 
church, as it is the lever-power that causes heaven and earth 
to work in the salvation of mankind, as it is a given grace of 
the Father of mercies. The pastors of this Association should 
recommend all of the churches to have a special meeting of 
Prayer at least once a month, and solicit brethren to organize 
meetings for prayer whenever possible. 

G. W. Harmon, 
G. A. Thomas, 
E. D. White, 

Committee. 

This Report was adopted, after remarks by J. D. Hack- 
ney, W. E. Hackney and D. L. Webster. 

the following resolution was introduced by L. R. Dixon, 

and adopted: 

Besolved, That the Association request the pastors of the 
churches of this Association to take a collection, at least once 
during the year, to help the "Board for the aid of aged min- 
isters," in their work. 

The following Report of Auditing Committee was adopted: 

We, the Auditing Committee, have examined the Treas- 
urer's books, and find that he has 

Received $346 90 

Paid out 345 56 

Balance on hand $ 1 34 

J. M. Griefin, 
D. R. Sears, 

Committee. 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Your Board beg leave to report as follows: 
For the year ending Dec. 31, 1893, there were two Mis- 
sionaries under employ of the Board, Bro. G. W. Harmon, 
laboring with Deep River and Macedonia churches for one 
Sunday in each month, at a salary of twenty-five dollars per 
year for each church. The Board also donated to Moore's 
Chapel, on salary of G. L. Merrell $25 for two sermons per 
month, making seventy-five dollars, promised for the year '93. 






At our last Association, $18.74 of the seventy-five dollars 
had been paid to missionaries. Since that time we have re- 
ceived the following amount: — 



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From E. T. Edwards, Clerk of Board $ 6 04 

" D. Harmon, Treasurer Association 10 92 

" the several churches 22 86 

" W. H. Straughan, Treas. S. S. A 5 92 

1 ' collection at this Association 11 48 

Total received r $57 22 

Paid out: — 

To G. W. Harmon $37 72 

" G. L. Merrell 18 54 

Total paid out $56 26 

On hand to balance 96 



$57 22 
For 1894. Amounts promised: — 

To Deep River, G. W. Harmon $25 00 

" Macedonia, G. W. Harmon 25 00 

" Moore's Creek, G. L. Merrell 12 50 

« Cedar Falls, G. L. Merrell __ 12 50 

" Central Falls, G. L. Merrell 25 00 

a Ephesus, J. M: White 20 00 

" Cameron, J. M.White 20 00 



Total $140 00 

Received for 1894: — 

To Amount on hand from '93 96 

To Amount from various sources 12 25 



$13 21 



Paid out for 1894:— 

To G. W. Harmon $6 13 

" G. L. Merrell 6 12 

On hand to date 96 

Your Board being identical with Sunday School Board, 
would ask to report on Colportage. 

Bro. Win. Rogers, of Cameron, began work under a guar- 



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antee of twenty-five dollars per mouth, in the month of July. 
We submit a report from him herewith. 

We ask all the churches to take special collection soon 
lor this object: Associational Missions and Colportage. 

G. L. Merrell, 



W. C. Douglass, 

For the Board. 

REPORT OF COLPORTEUR. 

Calls made 170 

Days made 33J 

Prayers, with Families 17 

Prayer-meetings held 2 

Miles traveled 397 

Bibles donated, amount $ 1 00 

Testaments donated, amount 30 

Sales of Religious Books 46 25 

Commission approximated $13 87 

Orders taken, Family Bibles, not delivered-- 75 25 
Orders taken, Teachers' Bibles, not delivered, 32 50 
Orders taken, Eeligious Books, not delivered, 13 50 

Wm. Rogers, 

Colporteur. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EX. BOARD AND ON NOMINATING 
EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

We recommend the continuation of the present Board, 
and farther recommend that the churches send their contribu- 
tions for Associational Missions to G. L. Merrill, the Treasurer 



of said Board, at Franklinsville, N. C. 



B. B. Phillips, 
D. O. Bryan, 
J. G. Foushee, 



Committee. 

After remarks by B. B. Phillips and G. L. Merrill, the 
Report was adopted. 

J. M. Griffin, Delegate to last Session of the Southern 
Baptist Convention, submitted a verbal report. 

L. R. Dixon was elected as a delegate to the next South- 
ern Baptist Convention, and S. Gilmore elected alternate. 

The Treasurer submitted his report as follows, which was 
adopted: 



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treasurer's report. 



AMOUNT SENT UP 

State Missions 

Foreign Missions __ 

Home Missions 

Education 

Orphanage 

Belief Fund 

Other Objects __' 

Sunday Schools 

Pastors' Salaries 

Col portage 

Associa'nal miss'ns, 



IP. 




55 


08 


24 


54 


18 


50 


23 


29 


52 


48 


6 


25 


1561 


07 


54 


48 


1500 


00 




25 


31 


32 


3327 


26 



PRESENT CONTRIBUTION. 



Minute Fund 

Association Missions 

State Missions 

Foreign Missions 

Home Missions 

Education 

Baptist Orphanage- _ 
Colportage 



$ 31 47 



27 


00 


35 


05 


92 


45 


43 


19 


14 


38 


38 


65 


1 


00 



Total 1283 19 



Daniel Hannon, Treasurer, 

Sandy Creek Association. 

The following delegates to the Baptist State Convention 
were appointed: C. J. F. Anderson, G. L. Merrill. J. D. 
Hackney, W. E. Hackney, L. B. Dixon, D. L. Webster and 
W. C. Douglass. 

The committee on time and place of next Association re- 
ported as follows, which was adopted: 

Your Committee report Bives' Chapel as the place, and 
Thursday before the 4th Sunday in September, 1895, the 
time for the next meeting of this Association. 

The Introductory Sermon to be preached by James Jor- 
dan, with J. L. Smith as alternate. 

W. B. Gilmore, 
S. Gilmore, 
J. M. Stinson, 

Committee. 

The following resolution was offered by C. J. F. Ander- 
son, and unanimously adopted: 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association are tendered 
the members of Love's Creek Church, and this community, for 
their warm welcome and Christian hosx>itality. 

The following letter was presented and read to the Asso- 
ciation, and upon motion, the Clerk of this Association was 
authorized to notify the Greensboro Association of the with- 



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drawal of said church from this Association for the purpose 
of uniting with them: 

Liberty, N. 0., Sept. 16th, 1894. 
To the Sandy Creek Association, 

Dear Brethren : — This is to certify that Liberty Bap- 
tist church in conference assembled, unanimously agreed to 
withdraw from the Sandy Creek Association for the purpose 
of uniting with the Greensboro Association. 

Therefore, we ask for a letter of dismission for the pur- 
pose above given. 

Fraternally, 

W. M. Bright, Mod'r. 
W. L. Kivett, Clerk. 

REPORT ON CHURCH HISTORY. 

Your Committee on Last Year's History submits the fol- 
lowing: We have examined said History, and find the same 
correct; but think the "amounts sent up," specified as "Pas- 
tors' Salaries," " Church Repairs," and "Other Objects," 
should be separated from amounts under heading, " Heretofore 
Sent Up," in Treasurer's Report. 

J. M. Stinson, Committee. 

Report adopted. 



Sunday, Sept, 22, 1894, 9:30 a. m. 

After Religions Exercises, the Report on Sunday Schools 
was taken from the table. Remarks were made by O. L. 
Stringfield, IS. B. Cobb and J. M. Beaton. Report adopted. 

Song Service by the "Sunbeam Society," of Siler City. 

A collection was taken for Colportage. 

On motion, the Association adjourned with prayer by 
W. F. Frye. 

O. T. EDWARDS, Moderator. 
W. C. DOUGLASS, Clerk. 



(While the Association was in session on Friday and Sat- 
urday, there was preaching at the stand, and on Friday and 
Saturday nights, preaching at Siler City and at Love's Creek 
Church. 

On Sunday at 11 a. m., ST. B. Cobb preached in the 
church, and O. L. String-field at the stand. Preaching at 2 
o'clock p. m., by L. R. Dixon. 

This Session of the Association was marked for the large 
attendance, and the harmony and good behavior which pre- 
vailed. — Clerk.) 



William Fkanklin Foushee, son of William and 
Annie Foushee, of Baldwin Township, Chatham County, 
IS. C, was born at the Old Homestead, Feb. 14th, 182*6. 
In his father's family were eleven children, six sons and 
five daughters. The subject of this Memoir, on arriving 
at the state of manhood, left the old homestead and spent 
several years as an overseer on a large cotton plantation 
in Mississippi. 

He also took a prospecting tour to Texas, but finally 
returned to his old home. 

He was married in Pittsboro, N. C, April 27th, 
1859, to Joanna E. Burke, daughter of the late Harmon 
H. Burke. 

This union was blessed with two sons and seven 
daughters, all now living except one son that died in in- 
fancy. About 20 years ago, he was converted and was 
baptized into the fellowship of Rock Spring Baptist 
Church by the late Rev. George P. Moore. The Baptist 
Church at his home in Pittsboro at that time was in a 
dilapidated condition, the organization gone down, and 
no service conducted in it, so the very few Baptists in 
Pittsboro held their membership at Rock Spring Church, 
two miles north of the town. Not a great while after 
this time, thro' the efforts of Mr. Foushee, his wife and a 
very few others, including that sterling old Baptist gen- 
tleman, Jordan Tysor, Sr., of May's Chapel Church, still 
living, now in his 98th year, the Pittsboro church was 
repaired and reorganized, and services held regularly. 
He was elected and ordained a Deacon and was also 
Treasurer of this church until his death, which occurred 
August 25th, 1893 — aged, 67 years, 6 months and 11 
days. He was elected, and served, for several years as 
Treasurer of this Association. His sainted wife pre- 
ceded him to the Glory Land, having "fell on sleep " 
May 25th, 1880. 

He was a man whom the people delighted to honor. 
He always acted from principle and not for policy. It 
has often been said of him, that he was the most popular 
citizen in the county. The people always seemed to de- 
light to have a chance to show their appreciation of the 
man by always electing him when he applied for office, 



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IMIBmMIMBiMBmMi 
yet he was of a retiring nature and disposition, and al- 
ways above anything that had a tendency to be of a low 
order, as is sometimes the case with men in public office 
and public life. He was a man of so few words that it 
lhas often been a source of wonder to his most intimate 
friends as to wherein lay his great power to make friends, 
and to always hold them afterward. This secret lay in 
the fact, as stated before, that he always acted from prin- 
ple and not for policy. He was Assistant Clerk of the 
1 Court of Chatham County one term, and then was elected 
Clerk himself three terms, holding the office for twelve 
years, and we believe that no man ever filled an office, or 
public position, with more credit to himself and to the 
] satisfaction of the people than did William F. Foushee. 
He retired, of his own accord, from public life seven 
' years before his death, and when the summons came he 
passed quietly, peacefully and serenely to his reward, 
leaving a good testimony behind, that all was well with 
him. 

William N. Straughan. 
Sept, 18th, 1894. 

Ml II — 



Constitution of Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 



Article 1. The Association shall be composed of mem- 
bers not exceeding three in number from each church, chosen 
by the different churches in our Union, together with such 
ordained ministers as may hold their membership with 
churches belonging to this Association. 

Art. 2. The application of any church for membership 
shall be referred to a Committee, who shall examine its 
Church Covenant and Articles of Faith, and upon favorable 
report may be admitted as a constituent member of this body. 

Art. 3. In letters from the different churches shall be 
expressed the number baptized, received by letter, restored, 
dismissed, excommunicated, and has died since last Associa- 
tion; also total number in fellowship, together with the con- 
tributions forwarded. 

Art. 4. The members thus chosen and convened shall 
have no power to lord it over God's heritage, nor shall they 
infringe on any of the internal rights of any church belong- 
ing to the Union, but shall sit only as an advisory council. 

Art. 5. The Association shall elect a Moderator, Clerk 
and Treasurer, annually, by the suffrages of members present; 
a majority of the ballots cast being necessary to decide the 
choice. 

Art. 6. There shall be appointed by the Association, 
at each annual session, an Executive Board, to consist of five 
members, whose duty shall be to solicit funds for the support 
of a missionary or missionaries, to labor in such destitute por- 
tions of the Association as they may designate, and to disburse 
such funds as may be sent up to the Association for this pur- 
pose drawing upon the Treasurer of the Association for any 
amount in his hands for this field of labor. It shall also be 
their duty, upon the death of any of their numbers, or of the 
Treasurer of the Association, to fill such vacancies. 

Art. 7. The Association shall withdraw fellowship 



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from any church in her Union, who shall knowingly and 
willingly violate the Constitution, or depart from the orthodox 
principles of religion. 

Art. 8. Amendments to this Constitution shall be 
made only by the concurrence of two-thirds of the members of 
the Association present. 



The following resolution was passed at the 128th Annu- 
al Session, at Mt. Olive, Chatham County, Sept. 1886: 

Resolved, That the ordained Baptist ministers present at 
each session of this Association be, and they are, hereby 
appointed a Presbytery for the purpose of examining into and 
passing upon the qualifications and fitness for the Gospel 
Ministry, all such candidates as thechurches may from time to 
time recommend (by letters) to this Association forordination. 



A BRIEF HISTORY 

OIF 1 

31jOT7-e's Oreels: Baptist Oliiifcll. 



Love's Creek Baptist Church is situated in Chatham 
County, near Rocky River, about two miles East of Siler City, 
on the Pittsboro road, in a beautiful grove. The church 
building is old, but roomy and comfortable. 

This church united with Sandy Creek Association at the 
Session at Fall Creek, Chatham County, on the 26th day of 
October, 1833. The first delegates appointed from this 
church were: John Smith, A. P. Adcock and Geo. W. Gee. 

On the 2nd day of October, 1846, the Sandy Creek As- 
sociation met with this church — Elder Eli Philips was Moder- 
ator. Eli Phillips, Wm. Lindsay and Noah Richardson 
pleached on Sunday. 

A resolution was passed at this Association approving 
the formation of the Southern Baptist Convention. Love's 
Creek had at this time 69 members. The Sandy Creek Asso- 
ciation had 1,678 members. 

The Association met again with this church in its One 
Hundredth Annual Session, commencing on Friday, October* 
1st, 1858. 

Wm. Lineberry was Moderator, and E. Straughan, Clerk. 
The Introductory Sermon was preached by John C. Wilson. 
Matthew T. Yates, of sainted memory, was present as a cor- 
responding messenger from Raleigh Association. 

The Carthage Baptist church united with the Association 
at this Session. 

George W. Purefoy says, in his history of this Associa- 
tion: u On the Sabbath, the largest number of people were 
in attendance that the writer ever saw assembled for wor- 
ship." On this day, M. T. Yates and Jos. McNeill preached 
at 10 a. m. and at 11 a. m. Geo. W. Purefoy preached the 
Centennial Sermon, and N. Richardson preached at night. 



25 

The collections for the Baptist State Convention amounted 
to $135.00 on this day. 

The Association met with this church again in 1874, and 
this Session was noted for the large crowd and earnest work. 
S. Gilmore preached the Introductory Sermon, and was also 
made Moderator, and E. H. Straughan, Clerk. 

J. M. Pugh and J. W. Calder were ordained, and F. H. 
Ivey, who was present in the interest of Wake Forest College, 
delivered a most excellent charge. 

The collection amounted to $35.70 on Sunday. 

W. H. H. Lawhon preached at 2 o'clock p. m. 

O. T. Edwards read a circular letter on "Faith." 

A Board was appointed to select two young men to edu- 
cate for the ministry, and our information is that L. R. Dixon 
was one of them. 

The members of this church and the citizens of the com- 
munity are noted for their hospitality. 



( I am largely indebted to Geo. W. Purefoy's " History," 
and O. T. Edwards, for the above information, and to L. R. 
Dixon for the Constitution of Sandy Creek Association, 
printed in these Minutes. — Clerk.) 



STATISTICAL 



CHURCHES. 



DAY OF 
SERVICES 



PASTORS. 



POST OFFICES. 



FIRST SECTION. 

Fall Creek 

Tysons Creek 

Brush Creek 

Moon's Chapel 

Ramseur 

Cedar Falls 

Mt. Zion 

Moore's Chapel ... 

Sandy Creek 

Mt. Pleasant 

Liberty 

Macedonia 

Staley 

Union Grove 

Worthville 

SECOND SECTION. 

Love's ("reek 

Rocky River 

Hickory Mount'n 

Emmaus 

Mt. Olive 

Rock Spring 

Pittsboro 

New Salem 

Siler City 

THIRD SECTION. 

Mineral Springs... 

May's Chapel 

Bear Creek 

Bethany 

Ore Hill 

Rives Chapel 

Gum Spring 

Sandy Branch 

FOURTH SECTION. 

Cool Spring 

Deep Creek 

Cameron 

Bethlehem 

Friendship 

Fork Creek 

Carthage 

Manly 

Jonesboro 

Ephesus 

Flint Hill 

Mechanics Hill ... 

Deep River* 

Pine Grove 

Sanford 

Aberdeen 



3rd Sunday 
1st Sunday.. 
4th Sunday.. 
2nd Sunday 
4th Sunday.. 
1st Sunday.. 
2nd Sunday 
2nd Sunday 
3rd Sunday.. 
1st Sunday.. 
4th Sunday 
3rd Sunday 



1st Sunday.. 
3rd Sunday 

4th Sunday 
2nd Sunday 
1st Sunday 
4th Sunday., 



T Edwards 
T M Hilliard*... 
GL MerriJlV-. 

1 L Smith 

GL Merrill A.... 

D R Sears 

JLSmithJ^ 

T Ed wards Ay. 
G W Harmon.'.. 



D R Sears \ 

John Summery.. 

T Edwards*,- 
G W Harmoir\. 

SGilmore 

S. Gilmore^ 



2nd Sunday 
1st Sunday.. 
2nd Sunday 
2nd Sunday 

3rd Sunday 
1st Sunday.. 
3rd Sunday 
4th Sunday 



3rd Sunday. 
3rd Sunday. 
2nd Sunday 

4th Sunday. 



2nd Sunday 
3rd Sunday. 



4th Sunday.. 
1st Sunday.. 
4th Sunday 
3rd Sunday 
2nd Sunday 
2nd Sunday 
2nd Sunday 
1st Sunday. 
4th Sunday 
4th Sunday 
4th Sunday 



J L Smit'h 

W II H LaAvhon 



L Merr'illi- 

~cls 



Siler City 

Lawhon 

Franklinsville 

Mt. Vernon Springs. 

4'homasville 

Franklinsville 

Siler City 

Franklinsville 

Siler City 

Siler City 

Mt. Vernon 

Ramseur 



L R DiKon 

N B Cdbb 

L R Dixon %..... 
C' J F Ahderson 



Siler City 

Hunnersville 



lejf< 
liamsewr. 
Goldston. 
Goldstt n. 



Goldston. 
Raleigh .. 

Goldston. 
Carthage 



W II II Lawhonjfe,*who 



L R Dixon /V^. 
OT Edwards/.* 
L R Dixon. X.... 



Goldston 

Mt. Vernon. 
Goldston 



C J F Anderson Carthage. 

L R Dixon % Goldston 

VV H H Lawhonjjarthage. 

C J F Andersonjfcapr'ord... 



J M White.1l Apex 

KC Horner Homers 

K C Horner.fc... Horners 

M J Leach Lassiter's Mills 

C J F AndersoifHJ«rthao-e 

N C Newton Wake Forest 



J M Wbite.il • • \ Ja pex .' .' '.'. 
W H II LawnonjLawhqn . 

"ears «..^iler City 

larmon*.. Ramseur. 

Jaldwin Rise „ 

AndersoiM^thage. 
nsVm iRockingh 



D R Sears 

G W Harmon*. 
T M Baldwii 
C J F 
L Joh 



TABLE. 



CLERKS. 



POST OFFICES. 



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13 


03 




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W G Scott Fall Creek 

Laban Moon Harper's X Roads 

W R Welch Brush Creek 

P G WelclK Siler City 

XL Chishohn Rymseur 

J L Pounds Cedar Falls 

F L Spoon Oakdale 



I 



H TeagueJV Franklinsville. 



G R Williams Staley 

W L Kivett.r. Liberty 

Wm BrothersT.....:Julian 

Chns M Staley Staley 

G F Garner^- Longleaf .. 

O L Leonard ,•*■..... Worth ville 



C D Poe _. 

W C Teague%ft... 

N B Justice'. 

Clarence Webster 

S M Lewis 

Jas W Gilliam ..... 
W N Straughan... 

C N Justice 

J J Crutchfield.... 



J C Dowd 

John H Burke 

J M S insoii. 

Gus A Murchison 

R P Johnson 

,j W Dark.. 

W J Lassite'r 

T Givey, 



Jno W Ellis, 

A M Fry 

C O Jones 

Daniel Hann6n 

Joe T SeaweM 

E B Leach 

H F Seaweib 

WC Petty..'. 

DO Bryan 

J M Tyson 

C H Horne-r 

J G Williams 

Thos Davis 

B Deaton 

J R Weatherspbon 
J WFagan 



St. Lawrence.... 
Simmon Grove. 

Kimbolton 

Hadley's Mills.. 

Manndale 

Pittsboro 

Pittsboro 

Hadley's Mills. 
Siler City 



Oy Hill.... 
Goldston .. 
Goldsttln .. 

Gulf 

Ore Hill.... 
Ore Hill.... 
Lockville . 
Richmond 



pgrt»t. 

Linden 



Cameron 

Carthage 

Mooskaunee 

Erect 

G«totge 

Manlv 



Jonesboro 

Villaiijpw.- 

H^rraer's 

Carter's Mills. 

Coletfidge 

Swinton 

tf^f<#cU 

Aberdeen 



19 



19 

8 i 31 



2 


3 


*3 




4 


3 




3 


4 


1 


"3 


4 


2 




2 


"3 


10 


6 


2 


1 


2 




9 


1 


12 


3 


3 








7 






... 


1 




2 


3 


4 


3 


1 


2 


5 






3 


3 


1 


14 


1 


3 






"6 


3 


3 


"4 





239 
66 

103 
85 
73 
52 

140 
50 
93 
41 
31 
20 
10 

106 
38 

134 
94 
48 
94 

142 
48 
47 
45 
29 

57 
111 
171 

104 
7 

96 
194 

96 

103 

"43 
194 
64 
15 
76 
43 
53 
36 

H" 
57 

14 
25 

20 
1 39 



AMCJUNT SENT TO SA/.N.i.)* : < A - > A.TZOJST. 



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Bear Creek 

Bethany 

Bethlehem 

Blush Creek - 

Carthage 

Cedar Falls 

Bamseur 

Cool Spring 

Cameron 

Deep Creek 

Deep River _. 

Emuiaus 

Ephesus -. 

Fall Creek 

Friendship 

Flint Hill I" 

Fork Creek 

Gum Spring 

Hickory Mountain 

Jonesboro 

Love's Creek — — ! 
Liberty .___ 
Macedonia 
.Manly 

May's Chapel." 
Mineral Springs 
Mechanic's Hill___ 
Moon's Chapel . 
Mt. Olive. 
Mt. Pleasant 

Mt. Zion i 

Moore's Chapel. 

New Salem 

Fine Grove ~ 

Pittsboro 

Hives' ChapelV."! 

Bock Spring 

Bocky River " 

Sandy Branch 
Sandy Creek .. 

SilerCity 

Tyson's Creek .... 
Union Grove .. 
Staley ... 
Ore Hill.. 
Worthvillo . 
Aberdeen 
Siinford 



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$ 6 02 $ 
1 95 



2 53 . 
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2 22 

20 00 
4 00 



2 00 



$ $ 

3 87 
85 

50 



1 50 1 50 



1 30 



3 82 5 97 "c>~27 



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10 94 9 71 



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9 93 



1 50 



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7 00 



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120 00 


5 51 


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3 50 4 50 100 00 

9 00 1 10 60 00 

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134 34 28 77 150~00 

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6 00 1 K) 



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8 15 20 00 



91 02 

102 35 

37 06 

4 45 

55 60 


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1229 00 
85 00 

71 95 

13 ^ 

50 00 

10 35 
62 25 

110 00 

80 60 

135 00 

155 78 
103 54 



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6 55 
2 39 

1 50 

6 33 



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2 64 

73 82 

25 00 

377 15 

84 25 



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OF THE 

137th ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

^andy Creel" Baptist .Association, 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

RIYES CHAPEL, CHATHAM COUNTY, 

SEPTEMBER 19, 20, 21 AND 22, 1895. 
— .""IOI — 

Moderator— O. T. Edv ^ ,s __ Mt. Vernon Springs, _S T . C. . - 

Clerk— R. P. Johnson." ° ' .___ Siler City, " 

Treasurer — Daniel Han> Carthage, l c 

— n^fii. — 

EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

E. P. Johnson, Chair %n } , Siler City , is . C 

D. L. Webster, Secretary and Treasurer, Siler City, ' 

D. O. Bryan, Jonesboro, \ 

W. 0. Petty, _,.. Manly, 

Dr. H. T. Chalin, ___: A _Pittsboro, " 

— lOn« — 

The next session of this Association will be held with the 
Church at Jonesboro, More County, on- Thursday Before 
the 3rd Sunday in Septemb t, 1896. $' 

— ..m^ts — 

s___.3>r_ro_=exD, _sr. c._ 

Cole _= > rl__tl__g' Coi-ipan.y, 
1B95. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS OF THIS ASSOCIATION. 

C. J. F. Anderson Carthage, X. C. 

T. M. Baldwin Rise, " 

L. E. Dixon Goldston, " 

J. J. Douglass Carthage. 4 ' 

O. T. Edwards Mt. Vernon SpringsA" 

P. A. Fnrgerson Lambsville. 

S. Gilmore Goldston. - 

J. D. Hackney Franklinsville. 

G. W. Harmon Eamseur. 

K. C. Horner Siler City, " 

James Jordan Franklinsville. 

W. H. H. Lawhon Lawhon. 

J. E. Moore Carthage. •• 

D. C. Murchison Gnlf. " 

D. E. Sears Siler City. " 

J. L. Smith Siler City. " 



MINISTERS OF OTHER ASSOCIATIONS SUPPLYING 
CHURCHES IX THIS ASSOCIATION. 

S. F. Conrad Winston, X. C. 

X. B. Cobb Raleigh, •• 

0. L. Grea ves Wake Forest. 

John A Snmmey Hannersville. 

J. M. White Apex. " 






PROCEEDINGS. 



Rives Chapel, Chatham Co., N. C, Sept. 19, 1895. 

The Sandy Creek Baptist Association met with the 
Church at Rives Chapel, in its 137th Annual Session. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by j. L. Smith, 
from Matthew 7:21. 

At 1:30 P. M., after religious exercises, the Moderator, 
O. T. Edwards, called the Association to order. 

The clerk being absent, R. P. Johnson, was elected clerk 
pro tern. 

W. H. H. Lawhon and C. J. F. Andeison, were appoint- 
ed reading clerks. 

The letters from the churches were read and delegates 
enrolled, as follows: 

Aberdeen— J. W. Phillips, J. W. Fagan and *W. B. Hun- 
ter. 

Bear Creek — J. M. Stinson, W. F. Phillips and *Hugh 
Smith. 

Bethany— V. D. Nail, Jr., S. P. Moore and J. A. Mur- 
chison. 

Bethlehem — *D. A. McCollum, C. G. Sullivan and Daniel 
Hannon. 

Brush Creek — James Gilbert, A. R. Ellis and D. H. 
Welch. 

Carthage — J. J. Douglass, *W. H. Dupree and W. M. 
Kivett. 

Cedar Falls—*,!. D. Leonard, *W. I. Campbell and*G. L. 
Leonard. 

Cool Springs -G. W. Temple, J. F. King and R. A. 
Gross. 

Cameron - -Letter — no delegates. 

Deep Creek— Not represented. 



Deep River — A. K. Scotten, *D. Presnal and Wm. Cav- 
iness. 

Emmaus — W. F. Jones, A. A. Clark and Roderick Clark. 

Ephesus—^. T. Tyson, Dr. V. N. Seawell and *J. M. 
Tyson. 

Fall Greek— H. B. Lambeth, M. L. Nail and J. W. Brewer. 

Flint Hill -I. F. Wallace, W. T. Horner and O. T. Man- 
ess, 

Fork Creek — Not represented. 

Friendship — Not represented. 

Gum Springs— A. C. Bridges, T. M. Lasater and W. C. 
Thomas, Sr. 

Hickory Mountains -W ". B. Justice, *I. B. Headen and 
G. L. Glosson. 

Jonesboro—W. I. Brooks, J. A. Ballentine and H. S. Cox. 

Love's Creek — Geo. W. Womble, A. A. Cottoner and G. 
W. Gee. 

Macedonia— Wm.. Brothers and D. E. Brothers. 

Manly— R. L. Thagard. ■ 

May's Chapel — H. R. Howard, J. I. Burns and W. Henry 
Burns. 

Mechanic's Hill — George Moore. 

Mineral Springs — N. W. Dixon, J. C. Dowd and J. D. 
Crutchfield. 

Moon's Chapel— TL. H. Jordan, E. L. Vestal and A. J. 
Lane. 

Moore's Chapel — W. E. Hackney, *J. A. Hackney and 
Oran Burke. 

ML Olive— m. F. Andrews, Gaston Love and S. M. 
Lewis. 

Ml. Pleasant — Not represented. 

Mt. Zion—*B. R. Burgess, F. L. Spoon and*J. E. Stroud. 

New Salem- J. M. Hackney. R. M. Ray and C. M. Jus- 
tice. 

Ore Hill -Br. O. B. Stroud, R. P. Johnson and Dr. W. 
D. Watson. 



Pine Grove — W. W. Baldwin, H. H. Freeman and I. C. 
Williams. 

Pittsboro — J. T. Paschal, L. J. Andrews and J. M. Grif- 
fin. 

Ramseur — C. C. Teague, O. L. Jones and A. B. Coving- 
ton. 

Rives Chapel— A. S. Dowd, G. W. Emerson and T. M. 
Watson. 

Rock Springs — Mark Smith, J. H. Straughan and Hugh 
Knight. 

Rocky River — M. T. Hargrave. Robert Fox and J. L. 
Smith. 

Sandy Branch— B. B. Webster, T. S. Phillips and G. G. 
Emerson. 

Sandy Creek — J. M. Williams, G. M. York and W. J. 
Frazier. 

Siler City—W. A. Teague, D. L. Webster and S. S. Smith. 

Sanford—TL. T. Moore, J. G. Foushee and *J. E. Weath- 
erspoon. 

Staley — C. G. Frazier, *R. E. Cooper and J. W.Staley. 

Tysons Creek — Laban Ellis, J. J. Moore and J. H. Kidd. 

Union Grove — *W. H. Chisco and J. R. Phillips. 

Worthville — A. W. Jenkins, H. L. Jackson and D. M. 
Meredith. 

A majority of the churches being represented, the Associa- 
tion proceeded to elect officers for the ensuing year, which 
resulted as follows: Moderator, O. T. Edwards; Clerk, R. P. 
Johnson; Treasurer, Daniel Hannon. 

The following resident Ministers of this Association were 
present: O. T. Edwards, L. R. Dixon, W. H. H. Lawhon, 
S. Gilmore, C. J. F. Anderson, K. C. Horner, J. L. Smith, 
T. M. Baldwin, G. W. Harman and D. R. Sears. 

The following visiting brethern were announced: J. C. 
Caddell, agent and correspondent of The Biblical Recorder. 
Dr. C. Durham, Secretary of State Mission Board, J . W. Cobb, 
representing The K C. Baptist, C. V. Brooks, of Little River 

*Absentees. 



Association, J. W. Watson, of Mt. Zion Association, John A. 
Summey, of Liberty Association. 

On motion, the Little River Association was restored to the 
fellowship of this Association. 

The Moderator announced the following committees: 

Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of this Church. 

Order of Business — L. E. Dixon, J. G. Foushee and W. 
A. Teague. 

Periodicals — K. C. Horner, J. W. Fagan and J. T. Pas- 
chal. 

State Missions — L. R. Dixon, W. C. Thomas and Gaston 
Love. 

Foreign Missions — S. Gilmore, Geo. W. Womble and F. 
L. Spoon. 

Education -R. P. Johnson, A. B. Covington and W. B. 
Gilmore. 

Temperance - Geo. W. Harmon, C. G. Frazier and Mark 
Smith. 

Home Missions — C. J. F. Anderson, Laban Ellis and J. 
M. Williams. 

Sunday Schools— A. K. Scotten, Dr. W. D. Watson and 
A. S. Dowd. 

Prayer Meetings — C. Y. Brooks, O. L. Jones and J. C. 
Dowd. 

Baptist Orphanage - D. L. Webster, J. C. Moore and A. 
J. Lane. 

Ministers'' Belief Board — J. L. Smith, A. R. Ellis and 
Gas A. Murchison. 

Associational History — W. H. H. Lawhon and X. W. Dix- 
on. 

Auditing Committee— J. M. Griffin and D. O. Bryan. 

Committee to nominate Executive Board — K. C. Horner, 
S. Gilmore and A. W. Jenkins. 

D. L. Webster, is elected delegate to the Southern Baptist 
Convention; R. B. Lineberry, alternate. 

The following delegates to the Baptist State Convention 
were appointed: J. M. Griffin, John Q. Smith, R. P. John- 



son, J. D. Dorsett, D. L. Webster, J. R. Moore, A. W. Jen- 
kins, O. T. Edwards and K. C. Horner. 

On motion, letters were granted to Ramseur andMt. Zion 
churches to join Piedmont Association. 

The Association adjourned until to-morrow morning 9:30 
o'clock. 

:o: 

Friday, Sept. 20, 9:30 A. M. 
After religious exercises, the Association, in the absence 
of the Moderator, was called to order by W. H. H. Lawhon. 
Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 
The committee on Order of Business reported as follows: 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. That the Association meet at 9:30 A. M., spend thirty 
minutes in devotional exercises. Adjourn at 12:30 P. M., 
meet at 1:30 P. M. Adjourn at will. 

2. That the reports be called in same order as last year. 

L. E. Dixon, 
J. G. Foushee, 
W. A. Teague, 

Committee, 
periodicals. 

We believe it to be the imperative duty of every Baptist 
in North Carolina to read Baptist literature. For it behooves 
us to be thoroughly prepared to give a reason for the faith that 
is in us. We ought therefore, to have all the information 
that can be had bearing upon our work. We recommend the 
Biblical Recorder, for it, so well and so completely covers the 
field, as no other paper can do. It ought to find a way into 
the home of every family of our denomination. Surely, it is 
worthy of our patronage. We recommend, also, Chairty and 
Children, which keeps us informed as to the needs and the de- 
mands of the Orphanage. 

The Mission Journal of the Southern Baptist Convention 



will bring us commendable reports and information of the 
progress of our denominational work, in foreign and home 
fields, and join our hearts in greater sympathy with those who 
are obeying the great commission of our Savior. 

We commend to the Sunday Schools the literature pub- 
lished by the S. S. Board of the Southern Baptist Convention 
at Nashville, Tenn. 

K. C. Horner, 
J. T. Paschal, 
J. W. Fagan, 

Committee. 

After a motion to adopt, J. T. Paschal, offered the follow- 
ing amendment which was adopted: That we strike out, 
"we recommend the Biblical Recorder, for it.so well and so com- 
pletely covers the field, as no other paper can do," of the 
above report and insert in the place of the same. "We rec- 
ommend that all the Baptist people of this State read the 
Biblical Recorder or the North Carolina Baptist or both, that 
they may be informed of the work of the denomination." 

* On motion, the discussion on Periodicals was limited to 
45 minutes, and every speech limited to 15 minutes. 

Pending the adoption of this report, speeches were made 
by J. C. Caddell and J. W. Cobb. 

The report, as amended, was apopted. 

On motion W. C. Petty, was allowed to speak in behalf 
of the Female University, at Raleigh. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

All that is done to give the Gospel to the destitute in our 
State is called State Missions. 

There are ninety-two Missionaries in the employ of the 
State Mission Board. Churches helped and stations supplied 
400 Houses of worship dedicated 11. Houses of worship 
being built 48. Amount contributed for State Missions since 
last meeting of the State Convention up to Sept. 13th, 1895, 






$5186.19. We would urge the brethren to contribute liberally 
for the support of State Missions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. R. Dixon, 
Gaston Love, 
W. 0. Thomas, 
Committee. 

After a motion to adopt, this report was very ably dis- 
cussed by Dr. C. Durham, and on motion, the roll of churches 
was called, and the following pledges were made for State 
Missions: 

Aberdeen $15.00 Manly 5.00 

Bear Creek 5.00 May's Chapel 5.00 

Bethany 4.00 Mineral Springs ______ 5.00 

Bethlehem _: 5.00 Mt. Olive 5.00 

Brush Creek 10.00 Moon's Chapel 3.00 

Cameron 1.0.0 Pine Grove 2.00 

Cool Springs 2.00 Pittsboro 10.00 

Enimaus 4.00 Rives Chapel 5.00 

Fall Creek 2.00 Rock Spring 2.00 

Flint Hill 1.00 Rocky River 3.00 

Gum Springs 4.00 Sandy Branch 2.00 

Hickory Mountains..- 2.00 Sandy Creek 2.00 

Jonesboro 5.00 Sanford 3.00 

Love's Creek 5.00 Siler City 4.00 

Staley 1.00 Union Grove 3.00 

Tyson's Creek 3.00 Total $128.00 

Report adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Master's last command was, "Go ye into all the 
world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that be- 
lieveth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth 
not shall be damned." The Apostles and first Christians felt 
there was a responsibility resting upon them, to obey this 
command; and they acted accordingly, at the peril of their 
own lives. So if it was their duty to publish the good news 
of salvation, it is equally binding on us, to-day; therefore, we 
must either go ourselves, or send a substitute. If we do not 
go, we must give of our means to send others, and our pray- 
ers for their protection and success, until the sons and dau- 
ghters of Adam's race shall have an opportunity, at least, of 
hearing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. That all may 
be without an excuse as to this duty, we recommend that 



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every clmrcli have some system by which every member, 
both male and female, will be asked to contribute something 
for Missions. 

8. GlLMORE, 

F. S. Spoon, 
George W. Womble, 

Committee. 

This report was discussed by 8. Gilmore, and pending 
the discussion, the Association, at 12:30, P. M., adjourned 
for one hour. 

1:30 P. M., the Association was called to order, and the 
discussion of the report on Foreign Missions was resumed by 
Dr. C. Durham and O. T. Edwards. 

It was moved and called that this Association try to 
raise $200 for Foreign Missions, the ensuing year. 

Report adopted. 

On motion, the report on Education was made special 
order for to-morrow, ten o'clock, A. M. 

On motion, the report on Ministers' Relief Board was 
taken up, read and discussed by J. L. Smith, Dr. C. Durham 
and C. J. F. Anderson, and adopted. 

report on ministers' relief board. 

The board has been in active operation four years. Dar- 
ing this time there have been 21 beneficiaries; six of these 
brethren have died; two wishing moved, leaving 13 on our 
list, at present, whom we are trying to support, as the churches 
enable us, by their contributions to do. Three of these ben- 
eficiaries have been received since the last convention. We 
have received since the convention only $174.61, but we hope 
to have this amount greatly increased before the convention 
meets again, or we shall fall very far behind what we gave 
last year, and we will be utterly unable to afford to these aged 
servants of God the aid they so much need. 

J. L. Smith, 
Gus A. Mitrohison, 
A. R, Ellts, 

Committee. 

L. R. Dixon, introduced the following resolution which 
was adopted: Resdlved, that the Association request the 
Pastors of the churches of this Association to take a collection, 



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at least once during the year, to help the * 'Board for the aid 
of aged Ministers" in their work. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We your committee on temperance believe the temper- 
ance movement is one that should claim our attention more 
in the future than in the past. Yet while the cause is in- 
creasing in strength, we as Baptist believe it our duty to do 
all we can to bring this subject before the people. 

G. W. Harmon, 
0. G. Frazier, 
A. W. Jenkins, 

Committee. 

The report was adopted after remarks by G. W. Harmon, 
J. L. Smith, Dr. W. D. Watson, D. L. Webster, 0. J. F. 
Anderson, J. R. Moore and John A. Summey. 

The Moderator announced that a piesbytery, consisting 
of all the ordained Ministers of this Association present, 
would meet immediately after adjournment to examine J. R. 
Moore and J. J. Douglass, in reference to this ordination to 
the full work of the Gospel Ministery, Carthage Church 
laving requested this. 

Adjourned till to-morrow morning, 9:30. 



Saturday, Sept. 21, 9:30, A. M. 

After religious exercises by J. R. Moore, the Moderator, 
called the Association to order. 

On motion Macedonia, Moore's Chapel, Cedar Falls and 
Worthville churches, were granted letters of dismission to 
join Piedmont Association. 

The Moderator, in behalf of the presbytery referred to 
yesterday, announced that J. R. Moore and J. J. Douglass, 
will be ordained to- morrow. 

The Committee on place of holding next Association re- 
port Jonesboro as the place. 

On motion, of N. W. Dixon, the clerk was allowed $5.00 
for his services. 



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On motion of J. W. Fagan, the Association agreed to 
meet one week earlier next year than this year. 

REPORT ON LAST YEARS' HISTORY. 

We have examined the Last Years' History and find it 
correct, Kespectfnlly submitted, 

W. H. H. Lawhon, 

Committee. 



REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The greatest demand of our times upon us is the cultiva- 
tion of the heart and brain of the boys and girls within our 
boundaries. For the higher education of our boys, we look 
with gratitude upon the work Wake Forest College has done 
and is doing for us especially as a denomination. The worth 
of this beloved institution of learning will be only fully known 
in the eternal world. Not only will North Carolinians in the 
great judgment day, thank God for the establishment of such 
a Christian institution, but we believe that the once degraded 
Chinamen will bless the Great Euler of the Universe for Mat- 
thew T. Yates and numberless of other godly, consecrated 
christians who received heart and brain training at this noble 
old college. 

Wake Forest College has more students there now than 
ever in her history, at this time of year several more than the 
entire enrollment last year, and about ^ more than any other 
denominational College in the State. Her entire enrollment 
to date (Sept, 20th,) is 231 students, 40 more than at this 
time last year. We have about 10 students from this Associa- 
tion there now. It was in this Church, at the Convention, 63 
years ago, that the first steps Avere taken to establish Wake 
Forest College; hence, we think that it should be our delight- 
ful privilege, now and here, properly to celebrate and memo, 
rialize this great event in our history by returning thanks to 
God for his blessings upon Wake Forest College. 

We are glad to say that the Baptist Female University at 
Ealeigh will be very soon doing our girls what Wake Forest 






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College is doing for our boys. 

Oxford Female Seminary and Murfreesboro Female Insti- 
tute both are eminently worthy of our patronage. But our 
great need is more and better patronized Preparatory Schools 
in this Association. There are only 6 or 7 boarding schools 
of all denominations and of all kinds now running in all this 
Association. Of these schools, not more than two can be said 
to be in a prosperous condition and only one owned and taught 
entirely by Baptist; and yet we represent a Baptist population 
of over 10000. If we do not have good Preparatory Schools, 
we can not expect to send many students to our Colleges; 
therefore, we recommend that a committee of 5 brethren be 
appointed to see what can be done to increase our Preparatory 
Schools , and with power to act, and report what they have 
done at the next meeting of this Association. 

R. P. Johnson, 
A. B. Covington, 

W. B. GlLMORE, 

Committee. 
The Executive Board is appointed a committee on Pre 
paratory Schools, referred to in the above report. The re- 
port was discussed by R. P. Johnson, J. W. Fagan, Dr. Dur- 
ham, J. P. Moore and C. J. F. Anderson, and adopted. 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

The Thomasville Orphanage is worthy of the earnest sup- 
port and co-operation of all lovers of common humanity and 
especially every Baptist living within the bounds of the 
Sandy Creek Association. 

An institution that has proven a blessing both to the 
chirdren and country and for which we should feel very grate- 
ful. 

We have about one-hundred and thirty Orphans in charge 
with no resources from endowment — dependent upon the 
contributions of Baptist, and still others are knocking for 
admittance; hence, help is needed and needed now. We 
therefore recommend that our Ministers exercise more interest 
in presenting the claims and needs of the Orphanage before 
their churches, and that each church and Sunday School make 
monthly contributions to the Orphanage. Also let Charity 



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and Children be faithfully commended to our people, being 
one of the best means through which to educate the people 
to a fuller knowledge of their obligations to said institution, 
and it needs, which will result in larger and more general 
contributions to the Orphanage. 

D. L. Webster, 
A. J. Lane, 
J. C. Moore, 

Committee. 

The report was adopted after speeches by D. L. Webster, 
A. Johnson, Editor of Chanty and Children and Dr. C. Dur- 
ham. A collection for the Orphanage was taken up amount- 
ing to $23.00. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

We recommend the nomination of E. P. Johnson, as 
Chairman, D. L. Webster, as Clerk and Treasurer and the 
following brethren to constitute the Executive Board, viz: 
W. C. Petty, Dr. H. T. Chapin, Capt. D. O. Bryan. We 
further recommend that the churches send their contributions 
for Associational Missions to D. L. Webster, the Treasurer of 
said Board at Siler City, N. C. 

K. C. Horner, 
A. W. Jenkins. 

S. GlLMORE, 

Committee. 

Report adopted. 

K. C. Horner, is elected to preach the introductory ser- 
mon at the next meeting of this Association, and L. R. Dixon, 
alternate. 

Adjourned for one hour. 

At 1:30, the Association reconvened and resumed the reg- 
ular business. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention, is doing work in the Southern States, Indian Ter- 
ritory and Cuba. During the conventional year ending 1895, 
this Board has received 188,6^0.20. It has 425 Missionaries, 
3484 churches and stations, 2110 Sunday Schools. 23,702 



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teachers and pupils. During the past year there were 5921 
baptisms and 52 houses of worship were built. God has won- 
derfully blessed the Missionaries of this Board. The Foreign 
Mission work has been greatly strengthened by the work of 
the Home Board. 

Your committee recommends that the pastors of this As- 
sociation urge their members to subscribe to and read "The 
Mission Journal of the Southern Baptist Convention," that 
they may keep informed as to the progress of the Home Mis- 
sion Board and give it their hearty support. 

C. J. F. Anderson, 

L. Ellis, 

J. M. Williams, 

Committee. 

This report was discussed by Dr. C. Durham, and adopted. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Your committee are gratified with the increased interest 
of the Sunday School work in our Association. We recognize 
in this work a potential agency in extending the work of the 
church, and would emphasize the importance of all, especially 
parents to avail themselves of the benefits of this work. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. K. Scotten, 
A. S. Dowd, 
W. D. Watson, 

Committee. 
On motion, this report was made special order for the 
Mass Meeting to-morrow 9:30 A. M. 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Read the 3rd. chapter of Acts. 

In our country churches where weekly meetings are in- 
convenient and burdensome, we recommend bi-monthly meet- 
ings, one preceding the sermon on Saturday, the other mid- 
way between the monthly services. Let the town churches 
have meetings every week. 

C. V. Brooks, 
J. 0. Dowd, 
O. L. Jones, 

Committee. 



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Adopted. 

The following report of Auditing Committee was adopt- 
ed: 

Your committee beg leave to report that they have ex- 
amined the receipts and disbursements of the treasurer, and 
find that he has received during the year, $294.41 and has 
paid to the proper objects, $291.22 leaving a balance due the 
Association, $3.19. 

J. M. Griffin. 
D. O. Bryan, 

Committee. 

L. R. Dixon, delegate to the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion, at Washington, D. C, gives a report of the Convention. 
The Executive Board were unable to make a report on 
account of their being disorganized, the chairman having re- 
moved from this Association. 

The following motion was offered by L. R. Dixon: That 
the Executive Board of the Association do its mission work 
through the State Mission Board, and after discussion by Dr. 
W. D. Watson, L, R. Dixon and W. H. H. Lawhon, Mas 
adopted. Committe to see churches not represented: 

Friendship and Deep Creek — W. H. II. L iwhon. 

Mt, Pleasant and Fork Creek— J. L. Smith. 

W. II. II. Lawhon, makes a motion, that the Treasurer 
pay to the Executive Board, the money in his hands for As- 
sociational Missions. The motion is carried. 

Oa motion of W. H. H. Lawhon, the pastors are request- 
ed to take collections during Octobar to pay the bebt due our 
Associational Missions. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT, 1895. 

PRESENT CONTRIBUTION. 



AMOUNT SENT TO SANDY 
CREEK ASSOCIATION. 



State Missions 

Foreign Missions. _ 

Home Missions 

Education 

Orphanage 

Relief Fund 

Other Objects 

Sunday Schools 

Pastors Salaries 

Associa' nal Miss' ns 
Gospel Missions. __ 
Ministerial Helps.. 
Repairs 



Total Amount 



Adopted. 



$ 47 46 

88 31 

55 69 

105 21 

100 48 

38 40 

959 75 

84 98 

2065 00 

24 80 

2 25 

19 50 

1370 60 

$4962 43 



Minute Fund $ 28 37 



Associa' al Missions 26 26 


State Missions. __ 


__. 36 58 


Foreign Missions- 


--. 113 77 


Education 


16 54 


Orphanage 


65 78 


Home Missions ._ 


45 98 


Colportage :_. 


25 


Relief Fund 


.__ 17 09 


Sunday Schools-- 


50 




1351 12 


Total Amount 


contributed 


during year 


$5313 55 



Daniel Hannon, Treasurer, 

Sandy Creek Association. 



Sunday, Sept. 22nd, 10 o'clock, A. M. 

The Sunday School Mass-meeting was opened with re- 
ligious exercises conducted by Dr. C. Durham. 

The following resolution was offered by J. T. Paschal, and 
unanimously adopted: 

Resolved, that the thanks of this Association are due 
and are hereby tendered to the citizens of this community for 
the very hospitable manner in which they have entertained 
this body. 

The mass-meeting was addressed by J. T. Paschal, J. J. 
Douglass, John A. Summey, J. R. Moore, A. Johnson, J. W. 
Watson and Dr. C. Durham. 

The ordination of J. R. Moore and J. J. Douglass took 
place at 12 o'clock, M., in the house. 

Preaching in the house at 11 o'clock, A. M., by Dr. C. 



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Durham, from Col. 1:28, (apart) "whom we preach " at the 
.stand at same hour by W. H. H. Lawhou, from Johu mv> 

Collection for Foreign Missions. $10. 11. 

Dr C. Durham, says, "I attend about 31 Associations a 
year and find none more harmonious than this has been. 
' The Association then adjourned its 137th annual session • 

O. T. EDWARDS, MODERATOR. 

R. P. JOHNSON, Clerk. 



HISTORY OF RIVES OHAPEI. CHUROH. 

This church was constituted by Revs. W. H .Merritt and 
Thomas D. Armstrong, in 1832, with sixty members mosth 

from Bear Creek. „, lia ilv 

Rev W. H. Merritt, was a man oi means, and usuan> 
gave fifty dollars to erect good houses of worship. The B : >1- 
Z Stall Convention met here in 1832 and put on foot mean 
for starting Wake Forest College. Ten influential Ministers 
Sve bl Ued within a radius of two or three miles of «u. 
Church The Association met here in 1819; Rev. W CI at- 
ter on Preached the introductory sermon and Rev. Wm. Line, 
i was Moderator. Revs. Lineberry, Richardson and P* 
terson, preached on Sunday. The collection on h£d was 
122.15. The Association met here again m 186 > Rev^N . W 
Wilson, preached the introductory sermon, * e , J^° Re ^ 
Puri fov was Moderator, E. H. Straughan was clerk Revs 
N wVilson A. J. Emerson, I. B. Hardwick, A Weave. 
and J. C Wilson preached on Sunday and the Sunday col- 
lection was $52.35. w Purifov, fm. 

rSlnl S|. Crutchfleld, A. '.™g«£*£ 
Coggins, S. ^^Ma^P M" Bll^n,! r" Moore, Lane 
'L«rT: Chu^niirN P Ricbardson and X P. Mason. 
This Church has had some ponder nl revivals 

In 1833 fortv-eight were baptized; in l»w, urn-j _ 

twenty-one were baptized; in 1876 tnnt> nine 

in 1881, twenty-five were baptized. ^ ^ Edwards , 

Historian. 



CHURCHES. 



♦DAYS OF 



seu vices. 



1'ASTOKS. 



'OST-OFEICES. 



FIKST SECTION. 

Ftp Crefk _>_ 

Tyson's Creek 

jLBrnsh Creek 

jjVMoon's Chapel 

w Ramseur 

Cedar Falls __ 

-Alt. Zion 

Moure's Chapel 

Sandy Creek 

Mt. Pleasant ----- 

Macedonia 

St a ley 

Union Grove 

Worthville. 

SECOND SECTION. 

Love's Creek 

Rocky River 

Hickory Mountain 

Emma us . 

Mt. Olive . 

Jv<"k Spring 

Pittsboro. . . 

New Salem 

Siler City 

THIRD SECTION. 

Kay's Chapel 

Mineral Springs 

Hear Creek 

Bethanv 

Ore Hill 

gives' Chapel 

mini] Spring 

Sandy Branch 

FOURTH SECTION. 

Coo] Spring . 

1 >eep Creek 
{ .mix ron 
lh'thlehem 
Fi iendship 
Foik Creek 
( 'arthage 
lanh 

.Jt)]iC>bo](> . _ 

jjphesus _. 



J3rd Sunday. 

j 1st ^uuday. 

! 1st Sunday. 

j 2nd Sunday 

I 2nd Sunday 

1 4th Sunday. 

I 2nd Sunday 
1st Sunday - 
3rd Sunday. 



J L Smith 

IW H H Lawhon 

O T Edwards— 
j O T Ed wards. _1 

;S jf Conrad 

j.Tno A Summey. 

I J L Smith 

JSF Conrad — i 

D R Sears 



3rd Sunday 
Is: Sunday 
1st Sunday 



4th Sunday. 
2nd Sunday 
1st Sunday - 
4th Sunday . 
2nd Sunday 
2nd Sunday 
1st Sunday. 
2nd Sunday 
2nd Sunday 



G W Harmon . 

J L Smith 

DR Sears 

tlno A Sunimey 



Siler City 

Lawhou __. 

Mt Vernon Springs 
Mt Vernon Springs 

Winston 

Hannersville 

Siler City — 

Winston 

Siler City 



Ramseur 

Siler City 

Siler City 

Hannersville 



O T Ed wards __ 
G W Harmon _ 

S Gil more j Goldston 

S Gilmore Goldston 

S Gil more i Goldston 

LR Dixon Goldston 

K B Cobb I Raleigh. 

L R Dixon j Goldston 

K C Honer. .. ! Siler Git\ 



Mt Vernon Springs 
Ramseur - 



L R Dixon j Goldston 

j W H H Lawhon j Lawhon - 



lst Sunday 

3rd Sunday 

3rd Sunday- I O T Edwards 

4th Sunday- L R Dixon _. 



Mt. Vernon Springs 
Goldston _. 



3rd Sunday- j K C Honer ; Siler City 

3rd Sunday. L R Dixon Goldston. 

1st Sunday W H H Lawhon Lawhon 

1st Sunday- K C Honer Siler City 



nd Sunday CJF Anderson Carthage 



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C L GreaA es 

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J M White 

W 11 11 Lawhon 

D R Sears 

(i W Harmon __ 
T M Baldwin 

C L Greaves 

C .1 F A nderson 



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OF THE 



SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 

HELD WITfl THE 
I CHURCH AT JONESBORO, MOORE COUNTY, N. C, 

SEPTEMBER 77, >£, 19 AND 20, 1896. 



Modcrajor—O* T. Edwards, 
Clerk — C. V.. Brooks, 
I Treasurer — Daniel Hanndn, > 



Mt. Vernon Springs, 
Lemon Springs, 



Carthage, 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

I O.T.Edwards, Chairman^ - Mt. Vernon Springs, 

j; D. O. Bryan, Secretary and Treasurer, - Jonesboro, 

j Lab an Moon, - - - Harpers Crossroads, 

j R. B. Xtneeerry, - - - - ' J Pittsboro, 

j G. L. "Matheson, - - - Carthage, 5 



N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 



N. C. 

fcfi c. 

n.'c: 

N. C. 
N. C. 



Tlfe m»xt session of the Association will meet with the Church. at 
* Brush Creek, Chatham County, N. V., on Thursday before 

th^ second Sunday in October, 1897. 



K. LLLK8 «: BOK. Printers, 
Jonesboro, N. C. 






Ordained Ministers of the Sandy Creek Association. 



.T-.M. .BALDWIN, 

C. V. BROOKS, 
L. R.DIXON. 
O.T.EDWARDS, 
S. GILMORE, 
TC.C. -HORNER, - 
W. H. II. LAWHON, 
a M. McINTOSH, 
J.R.MOORE, 

D. R. SEARS, 
J. L. SMITH, 



.-•""*. Rise, N. C. 

Lemon Springs, "• 
- . ' . Goldstbn, * { i 
•Mt. Vernon Springs, " 
GoWston, " 
Siler City, " \ 
Lnwhou, 
Wake Forest, 
- - Carthagcy. 
Siler City, 
, Siler:Cjty, 



/" 



Ministers of other Associations Supplying Churches in the Sandy 

Creek Association. 



N. B. COBB, 

A. C. CREE, 

C: L. GREAVES, 

WALTER JOHNSON, 

H. W. GRAHAM, \ 



Harrell's Store, K C. 
Wake Forest, ' " 
Wake Forest, " 
Wake Forest, u 

Swann Station, " 






PROCEEDINGS • 

' ,OF 'THE' ' % m ., * , 

ixidiy Creek Baptist Association. 



• • Jonesboro, N. C, Sept. 17, 1896. 
he Sandy Creek Baptist Association met with the Church 
ones bo ro, in its 138th aiTDual session. 

he Introductory Sermon was preached -by K. C. Horner 
nl Cor. 3:1. • . - '/ .. . 

fter dinner the Association was called to order by the M od- 
or, 0. T: Edwards... C. V. Brooks was elected Clerk pro 

.' B. Linebeny and V. . .N. Seawell Tead letters from the 
irches. * - 

, DELEGATES PRESENT. 
BERDEEN- — J. "W. "Fagiili. 

ear Creek— J. M. Stinson, D. F. Wilkie and JVR.'.'-Coggins. 

ethany — E. D. Nail, J. T. Gloss v and A.H. Jenkins. - 

ethlehem — W. H. H. Lawhon, C. G. Sullivan and. D. A. 

Solium. . 

[rush Creek— T. H. Gilbert, it, C. Bray and J. A. Ellis. ' . 

arthage — G. L. Matheeon,*W. H. Pupree aiid L. K. Kose. 

ool. Springs— W.\B. Petty, Alex. Mclver and Levi Gunter. 

Jamero^ — Letter. 

)eep Creek— D. Black. 

)eef Live r— A. K. Scot ten. 

Smmaus. 

Sphestjs->N. D. Tvson and V. N. Seawell. 



4 

Fall Creek— BJ F. Scott. 

Flint Hill— W.T. Horner, A. W. Sea well and 0. T.-Maness. 

Foek Crrek. r-'f 

Friendship — N. 0". Muse afid J. F. Phillips. • '• 

Gum Springs — Amos Bridges; W. J. Lassiter and D. M. Poe. .; 

Hickory Mountain— J. L. Hackney. E. .V. Stra.ughan and .W. 
J. Hackney. _. • . . v 

Jonesboro^— Geo. C. Hnfit, Geo. W. Brooks, and- VanderXiles.. 

Love's Creek— T. J: Murchison, Jno. W. Dorsett 'and ,G..W. 
"Womble. '. ' / 

Manly— Letter. ; ' 

., May's Chapel— J. I. Burns, G. N. Mclver and N. A. Gilmore. 

Mechanic's Hill— Jui ins Brown and A. D. Tucker. 
\ Hineral Springs— N. W. Dixon and N. A. Jones. 

.Moon's Chapel — J.M.Jordan'. 

Mt. Olive— Letter. - . 

Mt. Pleasant — Letter. 
/New Salem — E. L. Perry, , J. I. Crntchfield and Emerson 
Ellington. 

Pine Grove — J. M. Deaton and J. H. Myrick. 

Pittsboro — R. B. Lineberry, R. S, Eubanks and W. N. 
Sfraughan. 7 ^ 

|r|6^£ Chapel— C. W: Oliver, Thos.J. Dark and J./W. Dark. 

Rock Spring — R. C. Dismukes. 

Rocky River — W. A. -Lineberry.. 

Sandy Branch — S. G. Norwood, J. R. Womble and A. R. 
Glosson. 

Sandy Creek — YYVJ. Frazier. 

Sanford— H. T.uMoore, T. J. Strowd. 

Staley— J. \Y~. Staley and R. E. Cooper. 

Siler City — D. L. Webster and W. A. Teague. 

Union Grove — J. T. Garner, J.S. Hancock and Alexander 
league. . 

Tyson's Creek — F.J. Scott, J. W. Phillips and Laban Moon. 

The following ;officers were elected for 'ihe ensuing year: 
Moderator, 0. T. Edwards ; Clerk, C. A 7 . Brooks; Treasurer, 
Daniel -Harmon » 

The following ministers were present: C.J. F. Anderson',- 



t V. Brooks, L. R. Dixon, N. B. Cobb, J. JJFDouglass, 0. T. 
Sd wards, S. Gilmore, K. C. Horner, W: H. H. Lawhbn, J. R. 
loore, A. K. Scotten, C. M. Mcintosh, <*L L. Greaves. 

Tbe following visitors were preseut: Dr. John Mitchell, of 
rake Forest; J. W, Cobb, of the North Carolina Baptist; R. A. 
loore, from the Robeson Association"; J. B. Williams, from the 
ee Dee Association^ .'S.."F» Conrad^ from the Pilot Mountain 
ssociation ; J. W. Bailey and J, C. CiiddelL of the Biblical 
Recorder; A. Jo~hnson, &f Charity and Children ; J. B. Boone, of 
ie Thomasville Orphanage; J. E, White, Secretary of the 
tate Mission Board; B. Ay*. Spillman, Sunday School Mission- 
ry ; L. JV Holden, Methodist pastor; K. A. MeLeod , Presby- 

rian pastor; A. R. Shaw, Presbyterian minister,- of .'Texas ; 
. W. Blanchard and G. W. Paschal, of "Wake Forest College ; 

. L. Stringfield, of Baptist Female 'University; W. G. King, of 

itlle River Association. 

W. H. H. Lawbon, in behalf of C, V. Brooks, presented a 
vyel to the Moderator... ' . • ■ • * 

J. R. Moore made an address of welcome, to which, R. B. 

Irieberry responded. 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE MODERATOR. 

i Religious Exercises — Pastor and deacons 'of Jonesboro 

frurch. 

Order of Business — W. H. H. Lawhon, S. Gilmore .and E. D. 

all. '" "'v '.. 

Periodicals — J. R. Moore, \J. M. Stinson and D. A. Me- 

[)lluin. ' 

State Missions— X. B. Cobb, T. H:. Gilbert and G. L. 

atheson. 

Foreign Missions — L. R. Dixon, W. B. Potty and B. F. Scott. 

Home Missions — S. Gilmore, N. J. Muse and Amos Bridges. 

Education — K. C. Horner, .E. V. Stranghan and, X. A. 

thiore. 

Temperance — V. N: Seawell, J. D. Dorsett and 3. M. Jordan. 

Sunday Schools — L. Moon. D. L. Webster and Yander Xiles. 

Prayer Meetings — A.VK. Scotten, J. W. 'Phillips nnd R. C. 

snmkes. 



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Orpha.nage — R. B. Lineberry, T. J- Strowd and J. 1: -Burns. 

Ministers' Relief — W. N. S trail gh an, J. R. WeatlTerspoon 
and G. N. M elver. . < • . 

Auditing — R. S. Euhanks, Joseph Dark and W. J. Lassiter. 

To Nominate Executive Board— W. T. Horner, D.'F: Wjjkie. 
and N. W. Dixon. . • • 

A. R. Shaw gave 'a glowing report of Texas Baptists." 
. R.' B. Lineberry gave^n interesting report of the last session 
of the Southern Baptist 'Convention. 

On motion. the Moderator appointed J. X. Hackney, F. J. 
Scott and J. M. Stinson to uominatea delegare to the Southern 
Baptist Convention. 

Benediction by. Dr. Mitchell, 
permori at 8:00 p. m. by R. A. Moore, of Red Springs. 



FRIDAY, SEPT. IS. 
At 9:00 a. m. devotional exercises were conducted by A. K. 
Scotten, after which the Moderator called thn Association to 
order. The minutesof yesterday were read and approved. 

order of business. " 
Meet at 9:00 a. m.; spend thirty minutes in devotional exercises-; 
adjourn at 12:30 p. m. Meet at 2:00 p. m. ; adjourn at pleasure. 
- ~. , 5V. H. H. Lawttok, 

8. Gtlmoke, 
E.D. Nal;.. 

Committee. 
Report was adopted. 

REPOJJT OX PERIODICALS. 

A most potent factor in the home training is the religious literature 
put before the children and read D3 T the parents. We cannot too strong- 
ly urge the importance of good religious papers. The periodicals read 
in the home very largely determine the character of the inmates. 
Whenever the best religious literature is read in the home there we 
find rhe principles of gospel truth deeply instilled into ahe hearts, lives 
and characters of the young, that time shall never destroy. 

As the best aids to the building of sound morals arid pood character 
we recommend the Biblical Kf^corder. the tried and true organ of the 
Baptist denomination in North Carolina; filled with just those things 
that every Baptist should know, without which even- Baptist is the 
poorer: a pa|>er conservative, yet upon whose fare progr-Mi* is stamped. 



*o Baptist home* complete without it. We .also recommend tW Xor „, 
Crohn. Bapfst as lughly worthy of our patronage, filling a,, iSfl 
.place in the denominational literature of Kbrtli Carolina f W , 
Children, published at Thomasville in behalf of the Orpha^e Luld 
recen-e our beart.r support, since through it we «fre kept in touch wkh 
the interest of our much ]oved orphans' home • IV, c„!th 

feg "° ; V d f " ° Ur ?#** 8chv -° ls ^^iterature of the Southen; 
Baptist Convention, published at ^ KashyflJe^emi. outnern 

..••'■' , >'. J- .M..»Sr.jxsox r 

After «^ ,/ 3. E. Moore. J. W. B^ ^^ 

. . I!epoi:t.ox kw-oatio\ 

Education should be the prime aim of our times. The buys and „irl ■ 
«oth,n our limits should receive the best Christian SSSfi 

whd^ h M T e deSJre 8h0UM be *° tIai " toth >'-» «»d b ain Trhe 
». adorn should dommate everything, bringing all other idols and affim 
ties with.n the action of its own supreme will Tl„,- 
up™ to be mere idolators of wisd, m u " L» I tn 7 "'" C ' a ','" 11 
distinct view of reproducing it in an' ^SSSA^V^S^ 
dom does not >mpr,son the heart in a palace ft ]„„ ry and self „d , " 
gence; but constrains the heart to give forth to not tn \" J 
every counsel that has been learne Mn thJ^lritSJL^'' 1 - T' 

liudged . J • Btandard We W>u1d hare m Christianity 

Sn&r «?****• »# «o «*i schoo'l's f ^S 



We would, therefore, recommend a protest against "State* aid for 
higher education;" because we think it detrimental to our denomina- 
tional colleges and schools. 

We are very thankful, indeed, to know, that the Baptist Temale Uni- 
versity at Raleigh will very soon be doing the work in training our girls 
that "Wake Torest Gollegejs doing for our boys. : We ought tffth an k * 
God and tak^ courage. Oxford Female S-minfcry a^d Murfreesboro- 
Female Institute are both worthy institutions' oT^Tearning and should v 
have our patronage. - *^_ ' , • • 

But we need in this Association and hvevery Association in ^s'orth" 
Carolina more and better patronized, preparatory. schools,.^ ntirely con- 
trolled and managed by our Baptist people. We must have them, if we 
expect to send students to our institutions of learning. We recommend, 
then, that the committee of five brethren appointed at the last session 
of this Association take steps as soon as possible jn that direction and 
see that such a school is established. 

, K. C. H OK NEB, 

N. A. GlLMOUE. 

. E. V. SxR.Vl&JHA'N,' 

Committee. 

Remarks vyere made by Dr. Mitchell, O. L. IStringfield and 
C. W. Blanchard. The. Churches promised to try to raise , 
$80.50. The report was adopted. - 

On- motion of J. W-. Fagan the Moderator appointed W. II. 
H. Lawhon, W. N. Straughan and B. Gilmore to nominate^., 
trustees whose duty it shall be ^toencouragetlie'establishing of | 
an Associatkmal school. 

RKPOltT OX. STATE MISSIONS. 

In tlie providence of God, North Carolina seems to Lave been pre- 
served from the noxious influences of foreign in. migration that' she 
might' become the plant-bed of Christian colonization and Christian 
axiissions. Our people have been for « century or more emigrating to 
other States and our North Carolina boys are today occupying promi- 
nent pulpits in every section of this vast country and mission fields in 
the four quarters of the earth. _ A plant-bed that furnishes prominent 
Christian workers for the nation and for heathen countries should cer- 
tainly be cultivated: State Missions cultivates this plant-bed. and must 
Vultivate it so long as the plant-bed remains. 

The building of new railroads, the erection of factories, the develop- 
ment of new industries, will continue to bring .new people with new - 
ideas into our borders and these must be met with the Gospel and assim-^ S 
ilared. or they will undermine the belief and custom* of our own people. 

Our State Mission Board has undertaken fi work on a basis of 115,000 
expenditure. Up to date the receipt of only f4/i0n of th»* amount has 



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been acknowledged., Is inety-eightt missionaries fo|Jp boen commissioned 
— 38 in the western, 26 in the middle* and 86 m t£e* r eastern part of the 
State. These have ministered to 450 -congregations-. 

' Last year 27 Churches of this Association gave. $110.30 to this object, 
and 20 Churches gave nothing. .This. yfeaftlie letter* from 34 Chuxthes' 
show r that 29 Churches have contributed. $165.37- and onrly five have given 

| nothing. • .\,. " .. ." '*• . * - * 

If all of the.delinquehtChurches in .the State 'would come up with but 
a small contributibn w r ecould easily, double our State Mission work. 
- ~ • *.\ X.B.Cobb, 

" - . .« T. II. GlLBKItT, 

G. L. Mathesox, 

Committee". 
^Remarks were made by N. B. Cobb, J. E. White,- B. W. 
Spillinan and S. F„ Conrad. Pledges amounting to $157.50 
were made, and the report was adopted. 

B. W.Spillman urged Sunday Schools to order literature 
.from the Baptist Book Store, Raleigh, N. C. 

TRUSTEES FOK ASSOCIATIOXAL SCHOOL. # 

Your committee to nominate a Board of Trustees for an Associational 
school recommend 0. T. Edwards, R. B. Lineberry, N. A. Gilmore, J. \Y. 
Fagan, D. O. Bryan. \V\ H. H. Lawhox, 

\V.. N. SrRAt'GnA.v, 

' S. Gll.MORK, 

*■ , Committee. 

Report was adopted. 
AdjourneTl until Saturday morning.' 

0. L. Stringfield spoke in the M. E. Church at 8:00 -p. m. on 
female education. 



. SATURDAY^SEPT. 19. 

AtD:00 a. m. C. L. Greaves conducted devotional exercises. 

The Association was called to order at 9:30 a. m. 

On motion the Moderator appointed a presbytery to examine 
JC. M. Mcintosh for ordination to the ministry. The presbytery 
^consisted of W. H. H. Lawhon, .S. Gilmore. L. R. Dixon, K. C. 
Horner and J. R. Moore. 

On motion of R. B. Lineberry the Moderator appointed a 
committee consisting of W. A. Lineberry, W, H. H. Lawhon and 
S. Gilmore to revise the Sections of the Association. 



10 

H D Moore requested a contribution for tho Church at San- 
ford,' and S. F-. Conrad for the Church at Ruffin. Rockingham 
county? 

BEPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

If called upon to name an object worthy of 'a helping band from all 

lovLs of humanity, who, in their hearts, sympathize w.th tha needs of 

uffeing humanity; who desire to, see neglected mental talent devel- 

suttenng num j , developing the moral 

%$g$g3$£3&&t mi *«*-* *& r d ! T\ 

eterua abode with our Heavenly Father such as have been deprived Lot 
elrthly parents; and who believe such training best ~"^*ggg 
.■■B^ti8tLople,we say the Thomasville Baptist Orphanage We have 
fhere 40 h ? tti; orphans whose needs daily appeal to us.. "Am I- my 
hroher's keeper?" The wail of 'the orphan, physically, mentally and 
„o ally unhand unclothed, smites the ear of our Baptist peop e _*ho e 
|f m has blessed not only by imparting *o them ^.jJtM^* 
bv adding "all these things" necessary to the com'ort of th, i life. A\ lU I 
you heLrit? Will you send contributions regularly to the Thomas, dies. 

Orphanage? . j> P, LixeSmsrky, < 

T. J. SiKown, 

J. I. BUKNS. 

Committee. 

R. B,LuKM,errv, J. B. Boone, J. C. Caddell and D L. Webber v 
talked about the support of the.Orphanage. A cash collection -. 
"■of. #1525 and pledges amounting to $S9.50 were taken, and thoj 
report'was.adopted. 

'• ; BEPORT^ON HOME MISSIONS. • 

The work of the Home Mission Board is- to ™&*3#g&&$$jM 

^Southern States and- Territories and the *^&^&^M 

-(•Hel. Our missionaries have met with encouraging «Wg«fc|™ 

SfctSafr want of more meirand means to meet the demand m th.s I 

I pifl^ We therefore urge upon the churches to con-, 

"tribute more largely to the Hpme Mission Board. ^ GitioRE . 

■ •■■■.'* . ■ N.J. Mrs*, 

Amos BninuES, 
- ' Committee.' 

After a talk by J. BE White the Churches pledged *6S.OO, andj 

the report was adopted. | 

BEPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 
The Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention £ 
do^M^on work in China, Africa, Italy. Brazil. M«,co and Japan. 



of - 



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There are 86 missionaries, 110 native helpers and 98 Churches \vith'3.S01 
members. The missionaries of the Foreign Mission Board of the South- 
ern Baptist Convention, reported 735 baptisms last year. The eontribu- 
; ticns of the Churches on the different fields amounted 'to $5,53020 last 
year, a little over $1.40 per member. 

In view of our Master's last great command we recommend that every 
Church adopt some plan^for raising funds for Foreign Missions that will 
enable the Board to meet their expenses monthly; and as our Foreign 
Mission Board is now in debt we recommend that the Churches make a 
special effort to raise funds from now until the meeting of our Southern 
Baptist Convention next May.- . " ; 

We recommend. to the Churches the. Foreign Mission Jpurnal, pub- 
lished by the Foreign Mission Board,, at Richmond, Y a ~ price, single ' 
copy 35 cents, inr clubs of ten -or more 25 cents per year — as the best 
means ofr informing them on Foreign- Mission work. Will not every 
pastor of th^ Association try^to get up a club of subscribers to the* i 
Journal in each of his congregations? • -. x " 

We alsa recommend the organizing of Missionary Societies, in all the - 
Churches. ., , 

L. R. 0IXOX, 
W. B. Pkttv, 
. : ' " B. F. Scott, 

* Pommitteoi 

This report was discussed fry L.. R. Dixon, J. W. BaUey and 
R. R. Lineberry. Pledges, $34.00. Report was adopted. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD. . ? 

We recommend the appointment of O.T. Edwards, D. O. Bryan, Laban 
Moon, R. B. Lineberry, and G.'L. Matheson. 

:. t . W. T. IIORXEIt, 

* . ,. ; • X. W. JJIXOX, 

, y ' . ' D. F. Wri'KEII, ■ 

. • - , Committee. 

Adopted. • • , ■ 

■ ■ * 

REBO'RT'oX MINISTERS* RELIEF BOARD* 

The Baptist Ministers' Relief Board: of North Carolina is one of the 
3o£rds of the State. Convention. ^The object of this Board is to. provide 
for the support ofraged and disab'led Baptist ministers and their families. , 
No object of the Ooh vention. appeals stronger_ta the Christian- heart 
than this. "In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these . 
my brethren jk haV& done it unto me." said the Master. There is no 
duty so plainly taught by precept and emphasized by example in the 
ISew Testament as our duty to. contribute to the support of our brethren 
who are poor. ■ * . ' - 

Your committee recommends to the pastors, of this Association that 



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they take aUeast one collection in each of their Churches during the 

year for this object. 

- W. N. Straughan, 

G. N. JEcIveb, 
J. R. Weatherspoox, 
. * . - ' Committee. 

The report was adopted after brief, remark's .by W. N. 
Straughan, C. V. Brooks and S. Gil'more. 

REPORT ON SECTIONS. 

•We recommend" that the churches at Cine Grove, Mechanic's- Hill.. 
Fork Creek ani Deep River be transferred from the Fourth to the First 

Section. " \ • ' ■ „ T ^ TT T . 

W. H. H. Lawhox, 

S. GlLMOIiE. 
. . A \\\ A. LlfcEBEIlRY. 

Committee. 
Report was adopted. . 

REPORT OX TEMPERANCE. 
We your committee on Temperance, are impressed with the belief 
that the time has come for a more determined warfare on strong drink. 
We recognize the "fact that while King Alcohol is partially dethroned in 
some sections where the good sense-of a Christian people, proper morals 
and true religion have predominated, thereby insuring a better condi- 
tion^ order, less lawlessness and crime, yet hundreds, y a, thousands 
are annually carried to untimely graves, many widows and orphans are I 
made to weep, and untold misery and privation are caused by the terrible 
evil that arises fronx in temperance, .It is a startling fact that about mrTe ; 
tenths of the cases of crime and disorder that come into our courts arise 

from this one' evil. \ „*„«"• 

• Your committee believe if this curse to humanity is ever, eradicate*. 
Snd drive* from the land, that it must be God's people^who accomplish;; 
ife To this end therefore -we' recommend, a more aggressive warfare, a 
more thorough and active crfmpaign-bn the part of all Christmas, and 
especially our ministers whose duty it_ is to declare the whole counsel 
ana preach the everlasting Gospel to a dying people. Every true Chris- 
tian will view with a loathing contempt that organization known a* the 
"I iquor Dealers' As^piation." who hi .its greed for .filthy lucre would 
rob the widow and oTphan of a home on earth, and the poor victim of 
debauchery of a home in Heaven. 

Let no father send forth his son into the world without the parting - 

injunction to touch not, taste not the harbinger of death. Let no fond. 

mother, when she places her hand upon her boy's head and blesses him,, 

< forget in- her prayers that the tempter is awaiting her boy at man* 

crossroads and street corners. Let no preacher ever dare to invoke the 



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displeasure -of his God By descending- from the- sacred desk without 
having struck a blow at this enemy of hur-tan souls. 

J. M. JoRDA.V, 
J. I). DORSETT, 

Committee. 
Remarks were made by. J. J. Douglass. W~. G. King, G. L. 
Mhvthesoiv. N. A. Dixon, L. R. Dixon, C. V. Brook?, D. L. Web- 
ster, R.*B. Lineberry, J. M. Deaton, L. Moon, J. W. Bailey arid 
Wm. Rogers. The report was adopted. 

treasurer's report. - 

AMOUNTS CONTRIBUTED BT CHURCHES jj CASH SllfT WITH LETTERS. ' 

DURING YEAR. - ' 

State Missions, - • . . $ 92.79 j Minute Fund. $26.80 

Foreign Missions, 134.92 i State Missions. '61.45. 

Home Missions, 198.51 | Foreign Missions. 5460 

Education, 103.40 Education, . 10.78 

Orphanage,' 84.29 Orphanage, 44 08 

Relief Fund, 3,2.95 i Home Missions, i 37.85 

Other- Objects, - 277.52 j Relief Fund, 12.74 

Sunday Schools, '- 87.00 iColportage, .55 

Pastor's Salaries, * 1855.00 [• . — 

Associational Missions, 26.52 \ Total, , - $24S.85 

Repairs, • 1027.00 i 

Poor, . ' . . 4.00' 

Incidental, , 98.23 ! 

Yates' Memorial,, fr 23.10' . -, - - • 



Total, .-, " - $4045.03 

Grand Total, $4309.13 



Adopted^- 



■ 

Daniel Haxxo.y, Treasurer, - J 
Sandy Creek Association. 



REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We can.conceive of "no better means of .effectually teaching our chil- 
dren 4^ e£& rip trfres of eternal truth arid the way of salvation than in the- 
Sduday School, and. think it^ a great means of developing; a Church into 
•Christian usefdlness^ Therefore: we urge upon the Churches of this 
Association the; importance of having a good Bible Sunday School all the 
yjjiar, and that the pastors take-: more interest in the encouragement of 
tbe-work. . AVe would recommend that the Schools use in connection 
with the Bible the Southern Baptist Convention % eries of Helps and that 
they order through, the Baptist Book Store at RaleigM, N. C 

• La ban Moox, 

D. L.'AVf.bstrs,- 
\fANnKR.5bri.EiSj; 

Committee., 
Adopted: 



14 

ItEPottTON PliAVER MEETINGS. 
Inasmuch as the Great Apostle did exhort us to come boldly unto 
throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in tic 
of need, your committee would therefore recommend that each Chui 
or congregation come together as oft as practicable in prayer meetii 
that they may be spiritually fed and made stronger in the work ofl 
Lord. 

A. K. ?l'OTTEN\ 

J. \V. Pmr.LiPs. 
Commit 

Adopted. 

REPORT OP EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Being your Secretary and Treasurer of the Executive Board on 
ciational Missions, I desire to make^ the following report: 



CHURCH. . DATE. AM't 


REC'l). 


Cool Springs, 5 Oct, 1. 1895, 


$1.37- 


SilerCity, k4 13/ " 


1.48 


Union Grove, Nov. 7,' *" 


1.00 


Alt. Olive, J " - 1 - " 


1.00 


.Bear Creek. . ■" " "■- 


120 


Love's Creek, [' " '• 


1.80 


Clay's Chapel, * 18, " • 


2 20 


Hock Spring, " 4 " l * • 


.70 


Bethany. '** "; " 


2.24 


, New Salem, " " " 


.40 


Gum Springs, " ( " " 


1.37 


Mineral Springs, . " '* ki 


1.20 


Pittsboro, " " ™ 5 


1.6 i 


S. a Association, Apr. 1, D396, 


2.69 


Hickory Mountain,.' 4 18 " 


1.80 



■ • "" Total, ] $22.16 

The above amounts have beeu paid over to Bro. George Harman an! 
receipted. ,. > . . 

■ ■ > Kespectfully submitted,' 
"-..*'■ . ■ ■»■ . * D. L. Webster. 

Adopted. ' ' r ", V * . ' 
S. Gil more w'as elected, delegate to the Southern Baptist Con 
ventiou, and K. C. Horn.er as alternate^ M 

Delegates to Baptist State Convention: O. T. Edwards ao< 
C. V. Brooks. • 

s J. R. Moore was elected to preaclx the Introductory Sjurnori 
with W. H. H. Lawhon as alternate, at the next session fof thj 



15 

Association, which will meet at Brush Creek, Chatham county, 
Thursday before the 2nd Sunda}^ in October, 1897; < 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 
We, your Auditing Committee, beg leave to submit, the following 
report, towit : We have examined the receipts and disbursements of the 
Treasurer and find he has 'received $368.92 and paid out: to the proper 
objects $365.70, leaving a balance of $3.22 in Treasurer's hands. 

- J. W, Dark, 

R. L. Eubaxks, 

Committee. 
Adopted. . 

RESOLUTION. 
Resolved, that the* thanks of this body are diTe and are hereby ten- 
dered to the Baptists and other good people of Jonesboro for their gra- 
cious hospitality, and also to the other denominations who gave us the 

use of their Churches. 

R. B. Lixkberrv. 

Adopted. 

The Treasurer was allowed $5.00 for his services. . 

Association adjourned with benediction by Dr. Mitchell. 

C. W. Blanchard and C. L. Greaves .preached*- in the M. E. 
Church on Saturday. C. W. Blanchard spoke on Christian 
education Saturday night. 

L. R/Dixon was requested to write a sketch of the life of D. 
C. Murchiso'n,. deceased. - -* ■ *. ' - 



. SUNDAY, SEPT. 20. 

At 9:30 a. m. Sunday School mass meeting was* conducted by 
J.R.Moore. .Short* talks were made* by D. L. .'.Webster r C. V. 
Brooks,.0. T. Edwards, R: A. Moore and J. C. Caddell. ■„., 
§£ As requested by Bethlehem Church, C. M. Mcintosh was 
rdained to the full work of the ministry. S. Gilmore led the 
rayer, W.H. H. Lawhon- delivered the charge, L. R. Dixon 
presented- the Bible, and Dr. John Mitchell preached the sermon 
from Romans 1:16-18. . , ' , 

J. B. White preached in the M. E. Church, at. eleven o'clock, 
from Galatians 6:14. 

Th'a S^iuday collections were: For Education-; $&41 ; for 
State Missions, $12,25. 

C. ISfo Mcintosh preached Sunday night. 



PLEDGES 


OF THE CHURCHES. 




CHURCHES. 

i 


EDUCATION. 


C 
•— i 
at 
a. 

$ 


< 
< 


a. 

|. 

a: 

V 


BQ 

c 

5*. 


Aberdeen, - 


$10 00$15 00!$ 


*■ 


$ 


Bear Creek',. ; 


2 oo: 


5 00 


5 00 


3 ob 


5 oo 


Bethany, 


2 50, 


'5 00 


Mo 


3. on 


5 oo 


3ethlehenv' 


5 00; 


5 00 


5 00 


5 oo 


5 oo 


.Brush Creak, 


- ' ! 


5 00 


^5 00 


2 5o 


,5 oo 


Carthage, '■•< . ... 


10 00; 


15 00 


10 00 


10 OO 


*10 oo 


C'X>1 Springe, 


2 5C* 


5 00 






- 


Cameron, 


i 


4 50 








Deep River, 


1 00] 


4 00 


3 00 


- 1 " /K) 


1 oo 


Emmaus, - 




£ 00 




5o 


-« 


Ephesus, 


• •'! 


4O0 






- 


Fall Creek, 


: 


, 


300 


1 oo 


. 


Flint Hill, 


1 00! 


2 00 


" 






Friendship, 


2 50l 


2 50 


2 00 


1 oo 


. 2 oo 


Gum Springs, 


t 2 50 


5 00 


2 50 


5 oo 


3 oo 


Hickory Mountain, 


3 00 


3 00 


3 00 


2 oo 


2 oo 


Jonesboro, 


5 00 


8 00 


5 00 


5 oo 


"7 oo 


Love's Creek, 


2 00 


5 oo; 


5 00 


I oo 


5 oo 


May's Chapel, 


100, 


3 00 


2 50 


2 5a 


2 oo 


Mechanic's Hill, 




2 00 


- 


5o 




Mineral Springs, 


2 00 j 


8 00 


2 50 


2 oo 


2 oo 


Moon's Chapel, 
Mt Olive, % 


2 00J 


%B 00 


5,00 


2 oo 


i ^ P9 


! 


5 00 


• 


i 




Kew Salem^ 


% 2.oo; 


5 00 


2 00 


2 oo 


5 oo 


Pine Grove, 


1 00; 


1 00 




1 no 


- 1 oo 


Pittsboro,. 


5 00, 


10 00 


5 00 


"5 htO 


5, On 


• Fives' Chapel, 


3 oo: 


"5 00 


, 5 00 


2 "ou 


: 2 -oo 


Rock Spring, 


1 oo] 


1 00 


1 50 


1 oo 


i, oo - 


Rocky River, 


2 00, 


2 50 


2 00 


1 (K» 


.2 oo 


Sandy Branch, 


1 oo: 


1 00 


2 00 


1 oo 


1 oo 


SandT- Creek, 


1 


2 00 


1 00 






SilerCity, 


4 00 1 


6 00 


3 00 


' 3 oo 


'3 oo 


Sanford, 


2 50| 


B 00 


3 00 


3 oo 


5 oo 


Staley, - 




1 00 




• 


■ 


Tyson's Creek, . 


2 00 1 


3 00 


4 00 


.2 oo 


3 oo 


Union Grove, 


,2 00: 


S 00 






-. 


Total. 


$80 50; 1 


57 50'$89' 50 ; $68 00 


$84 03 



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Minutes 

OF THE 






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139th Annual Session 



OF THE 



j&ndjj • im\ * Baptist • i^ociation, 

HELD WITH THE 

Church at Brush Creel^, Chatham County, ]\[. C, 

I OCTOBER -7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, 1897. 

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Moderator — W. H. H. Lawhon, - - Lawhon, N. C. 
Clerk— C. V. Brooks, - - Lemqp Springs, N. C. 

Treasurer — D. O. Bryan, - Jonesboro, N. C. 



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EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



O: T. Edwards, Chairman, Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

D. O. Bryan, Secretary and Treasurer, Jonesboro, N. C. 

I Laban Moon, - - - Harper's Crossroads, N. C. 
I R. B, Lineberry, - Pittsboro, N. C. 

I G. L. Matheson, - Carthage, N. C. 



The next Session of the Association will meet with the Church at Pittsboro, N. C. 
on Thursday before the Second Sunday in October, 1898. 

COLE STEAM PRINTING CO., SANF03D, N. C. 



Minutes . ^ _ 

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OF TH F 



139th Annual Session 



OF THE 



j&ndjj * im\ • Bapti^ • Jactation, 



HELD WITH THE 



Church at Brusli Cree^, Chatham County, jf. C, 

OCTOBER 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, 1897. 



Moderator — W. H. H. IvAwhon, - - Lawhon, N. C. 
Clerk— C. V. Brooks, - - Lemon Springs, N. C. 

Treasurer — D. O. Bryan, - - - Jonesboro, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



O. T. Edwards, Chairman, Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

D. O. Bryan, Secretary and Treasurer, Jonesboro, N. C. 

Laban Moon, - - - Harper's Crossroads, N. C. 
R. B. Lineberry, - Pittsboro, N. C. 

G. L. Matheson, - - - - Carthage, N. C. 



The next Session of the Association wiil meet with the Church at Pittsboro, N- C, 
on Thursday before the Second Sunday In October, 1898. 



COLE STEAM PRINTING CO., SANFORD, N. C 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



T. M. Baldwin, 
C. Y. Brooks, 
L. B. Dixon, 
O. T. Edwards, 

S. GlLMORE, 

C. L. Greaves, 
K. C. Horner, 

W. H. H. Lawhon, 

D. B. Sears, 
J. L. Smith, 
N. B. Cobb, 



Bise, K. 

Lemon Springs, 

Goldston, 

Mt. Vernon Springs, 

Goldston, 

Bittsboro, 

Siler City, 

Lawhon, 

Siler City, 

Siler City, 

HarrelPs Store, 



C. 



Ministers of Otter Associations Serving cinrcles in tiie Saniy CM Association. 



A. C. Cree, 



Wake Forest, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



Sandy Crook Baptist Assooiation. 



Brush Creek, N. C, October 7, 1897. 

The Sandy Creek Baptist Association met with the Church 
at Brush Creek, Chatham county, in its 139th annual session. 

W. H. H. Lawhon preached a timely sermon from Nehe- 
miah 2: 18. 

After an intermission of an hour for dinner, the Association 
was called to order by Moderator O. T. Edwards. 

C. L. Greaves and W. H. H. Lawhon read letters from the 
Churches. 

DELEGATES ENROLLED. 

Aberdeen — J. W. Fagan. 

Bear Greek — Thomas D. Brooks, Luther Andrews and J. 
M. Stinson. 

Bethany — S. P. Moore, E. D. Nail, $r., and D. Everett 
Murchison. 

Bethlehem — Archibald Harmon, J. A. Fry and E. G. 
Gordon. 

Brush Creek — W. H. Ellis, D. H. Lambert and James 
Gilbert. 

Carthage — 

Cool Springs — G. W. Temple, W. T. Gilliam and E. A. 
Gross. 

Cameron — John Eogers. 

Deep Creek — 

Beep River — W. W. Caviness, D. B. Presnell and John 
Davis. 

Emmaus — S. A. Cheek and G. W. Gilliam. 



Ephesus — N. T. Tyson. 

Fall Creek— J. A. Brewer, H. B. Scott and E. C. Brewer. 

Flint ffill—W. L. Stutts and K. C. Horner. 

Fork Creek— G. W. Teague and Eli Leach. 

Friendship— ~N. G. Muse, Leroy Fields and J. T. Seawell. 

Gum Springs— C. M. Holt, D. M. Poe and A. C. Bridges. 

Hickory Mountain — N. B. Justice, J. B. Blair and Willie 
Head en. 

Jonesboro — D. O. Bryan, H. S. Cox and W. M. Brooks. 

Love's Creek— G. W. Womble, S. S. Edwards and J. J. D. 
Hackney. 

Manly— C. C. Yates. 

May's Chapel — James I. Burns, ~N. A. Gilmore and H. R. 
Howard. 

Mechanic' s Hill— Levi Manns, J. G. Williams and A. D. 
Tucker. 

Mineral Springs— O. B. Stroud, N. W. Dixon and J. E. 
Dowd. 

Moon's Chapel — James M. Jordan, Oren Welch and Thomas 
A. Barker. 

Mt. Olive — W. G. Cheek, Gaston Love and Euris Perry. 

Mt. Pleasant — Joel A. Kivett and Carina Kivett. 

New Salem — B. F. Poe, C. N". Justice and T. O. Justice. 

Fine Grove — T. M. Baldwin and M. E. Myrick. 

Fittsboro—J. T. Paschal, J. M. Griffin and P. H. Dixon. 

Fives' Chapel— R. J. Watson, C. M. Webster and J. H. 
Brooks. 

Bock Spring — W. W. Dismukes, W. A. Poe and J. H. 
Straughan. 

Rocky Fiver — S. T. Culberson, J. M. Bridges and W. C. 
Teague. 

Sandy Branch — S. Womble, T. E. Lane and G. W. Blalock. 

Sandy Creek— E. P. Williams, W. J. Frazier and G. M. 
York. 

Sanford — J. L. Gilmore. 

Staley — C. Frazier, E. E. Cooper and J. W. Staley. 

Siler City — D. L. Webster, A. W. Jordan and W. A. 
Teague. 

Union Grove — Daniel Cagle, J. E. Phillips and Ellis 
Jordan. 



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Tyson's Greek — Ernsley Welch, John Gross and Wesley 
Hilliard. 

The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: 
Moderator, W. H. H. Lawhon; Clerk, C. V. Brooks; Treas- 
urer, D. O. Bryan. 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE MODERATOR. 

'Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of Brush Creek 
Church. 

Order of Business — T. M. Baldwin, L. R. Dixon and S. 
Womble. 

Periodicals— W . H. H. Lawhon, G. W. Temple and W. J. 
Griffin. 

State Missions — C. L. Greaves, D. R. Sears and D. M. Poe. 

Foreign Missions — K. C. Horner, S. S. Edwards and C. C. 
Yates. 

Home Missions — C. V. Brooks, N. A. Gilmore and N. T T 
Tyson. 

Education— ~L. R. Dixon, D. O. Bryan and Thomas Barker. 

Temperance — S. Gilmore, C. P. Ferguson and R. H. Dixon. 

Sunday Schools — D. L. Webster, W. C. Teague and J. W. 
Staley. 

Prayer Meetings — J. L. Smith, Ernsley Welch and W. W. 
Dismukes. 

Orphanage — A. K. Scotten, J. W. Fagan and O. B. Stroud. 

Ministers' Belief— James Gilbert, W. C. Cheek and J. T. 
Paschal. 

Auditing— ~N. W. Dixon, Gaston Love and A. W. Jordan. 

To Nominate Executive Board — J. J. D. Hackney, S. Gil- 
more and O. Welch. 

The following visitors attended the Association: J. W. 
Cobb, of the North Carolina Baptist; Livingston Johnson, in 
the interest of Foreign Missions; N. B. Broughton, of the 
Biblical Recorder; Ivey Allen, of the Orphanage; E. W. Sikes 
and G. W. Paschal, of Wake Forest College; W. F. Clarada, 
J. A. Hackney and G. W. Harmon, of the Piedmont Asso- 
ciation. 

The following ministers were present: T. M. Baldwin, C. 
V. Brooks, L. R. Dixon, O. T. Edwards, S. Gilmore, C. L. 



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Greaves, K. C. Horner, W. H. H. Lawhon, A. K. Scotten, 
D. R. Sears and J. L. Smith. 

An address of welcome was made by O. T. Edwards; 
response by C. V. Brooks. 

Adjourned until 9:30 o'clock Friday morning. 



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8. 

At 9:30 a. m. devotional exercises were conducted by K. C. 
Horner, after which the Moderator called the Association to 
order. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

Letters from New Salem, Mechanic's Hill and Rives' Chapel 
were read. 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EXERCISES. 

Meet 9:30 a. m., spend thirty minutes in devotional exer- 
cises; adjourn 12:30 p. m. ; meet 2:00 p. m., and adjourn at 
pleasure. 

The reports shall come up in the following order : 
Periodicals, Foreign Missions, Temperance, State Missions, 
Relief Board, Home Missions, Trustees of School, Education, 
Orphanage, Prayer Meeting, Auditing, Treasurer's Report, 
Executive Board, Sunday Schools. 

T. M. Baldwin, 
L. R. Dixon, 



S. WOMBLE 



Report was adopted. Committee. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

We consider a good religious periodical of primary impor- 
tance, not only giviug us an account of the progress of our de- 
nomination and creating a lively interest in our spiritual Zion, 
but a good paper of the kind pays in enlightening our minds 
on many other subjects. It will help in all the departments 
of life as an education to both young and old. 

We are glad to report that the Baptist denomination of our 
country is publishing a number of periodicals whose stand- 
ard of literary and moral attainments will compare favorably 
with any publication in the world, prominent among which 
stands our own State organ, the Biblical Recorder, which has 
proved itself to be sound in the faith by fearlessly advocating 
those principles which are dear to every Baptist. We note 
with pleasure that it has never been more ably edited than at 
present, and the subscription price has been reduced from 



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two dollars to one dollar and fifty cents per year. We would 
recommend that our pastors make a special effort to double 
its circulation within the next three months. 

W. H. H. Lawhon, 
G. W. Temple, 
M. J. Griffin, 

Committee. 

After remarks by K B. Broughton, J. W. Cobb, L. John- 
son, J. W. Fagan and J. I. Morris, the report was adopted. 

report on foreign missions. 

To do right is to do that which is ordered by our great 
Captain. He has left us his marching orders: "Go ye into 
all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.' 7 
This is the imperative voice of duty. When there has been 
given such a clear, divine command of authority, every loyal, 
loving disciple ought to yield immediate and implicit sub- 
mission. It is our privilege to try, and should be our great- 
est determination to succeed. To hesitate a moment to ques- 
tion the advisability to do so, is to exhibit the very essence 
of rebellion. When our great Commander left us this last 
precept, however, He annexed to it a most inspiring promise: 
"Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." 

That promise has been conspicuously and marvelonsly ver- 
ified in connection with missions; for Christ has been with us 
both by His providence and by His grace. We need more 
than ever to realize that this is God's work. He is its author. 
He loved this world and gave His Son for it. Working with 
Him and for Him we cannot fail. 

We are laboring, through the agency of the Foreign Mis- 
sion Board, in China, Africa, Italy, Mexico, Brazil and 
Japan. There are 80 missionaries, 110 native helpers, 95 
churches, 4,324 members. It costs $9,000 each month to 
carry on the work. The Board is laboring under disadvan- 
tages, being financially einbarassed. However, it is doing- 
efficient work. It is painstaking and economical. Of all 
funds received at Bichmond last year about 92 cents on the 
dollar went to the missionaries; that is, eight cents was used 
for all expenses here. Let every one rally to the front and 
contribute something to Foreign Missions and relieve the 
Board of its embarrassment. 

We recommend the Foreign Mission Journal as being the 
best means by which we may better inform ourselves about 
the work. The Journal costs 35 cents single copy, 25 cents 
in clubs of ten or more, per year. 

We would further recommend that every pastor in the 



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Association adopt some plan in his churches by which con- 
tributions may be had for Foreign Missions regularly and 
systematically. K. C. Horner, 

8. S. Edwards, 
C. C. Yates, 

Committee. 
After remarks by K. C. Horner, L. Johnson, and C. C. 
Yates, $127.71 were pledged for Foreign Missions, and the 
report was adopted. 
Adjourned for dinner. 

After dinner the Association was called to order by the 
Moderator. 

By request of Deep River church the following presbytery 
was appointed to examine A. K. Scotten for ordination: 
S. Gilmore, O. T. Edwards, T. M. Baldwin, L. R. Dixon 
and J. L. Smith. 

On motion C. L. Greaves was appointed to represent this 
Association in the meeting of the State Mission Board. 

S. Gilmore reported the Southern Baptist Convention. 

The following committee was appointed to nominate a del- 
egate to the Southern Baptist Convention: D. L. Webster, 
C. C. Yates and E. Welch. 

L. B. Dixon, J. M. Stinson and E. Welch were appointed 
to nominate a man to preach the Introductory Sermon at the 
next Association. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

This is a subject of more importance than the masses of the 
people realize. We fear a majority of the members of the 
churches are not fully awake upon this subject. The true 
definition of the word temperance is, the moderate use of that 
which is needful, and total abstinence of that which is injuri- 
ous. The use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage is both in- 
jurious and sinful. 

Let us think for a moment the amount of sorrow and suffer- 
ing, both of body and mind, it causes. Think of the expense 
— nine hundred millions of dollars annually. Think of the 
number of deaths — one hundred thousand every year carried 
to drunkards' graves and to the drunkard's hell. If we had 
enough of such men of backbone as two of the Commissioners 
of Chatham are, in our churches and as members of the Legis- 
lature, the devil would have no more agents as bar-keepers 
in those sink holes. 



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We, your committee, urge upon the churches of the old 
Sandy Creek Association to enforce the teaching of the word 
of God on this subject. S. Gilmore, 

E. H. Dixon, 
T. A. Ferguson, 

Committee. 

After remarks by N. B. Broughton, S. Gilmore, J. L. 
Smith and E. B. Lineberry the report was adopted. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

Shall Christ have North Carolina? This is a question 
which should occupy the thoughts and call forth the earnest 
prayers of every Baptist within our borders. What kind of 
faith shall North Carolinians have ? Shall it be the faith once 
delivered to the saints, beautiful and mighty in its apostolic 
purity, or shall it be a faith tainted and currupted by error ? 

Never have watchfulness and liberality been more neces- 
sary than now. Scatterers of false doctrines have invaded 
our quiet rural communities and are endeavoring to break up 
our churches and to destroy the purity and sanctity of our 
homes. The only way to meet such invaders is to meet them 
Avith the gospel of Christ. We must go before them and fol- 
low after them sowing the seeds of truth. 

There are many neglected corners iu our State that ought 
to be visited by our missionaries. But how are they to 
go unless they be backed by our means and followed by 
our prayers 1 Surely no object should be nearer our hearts 
than the giving of the gospel to the people of our own beloved 
commonwealth. 

Our churches contribute too little toward State Missions. 
Many that have large memberships give shamefully small pit- 
tances to this object. God has been good to us and blessed 
us with abundant harvests; surely we can show our gratitude 
in no better way than by being liberal toward Him to whom 
we owe all things. 

We urge that the churches and the individuals composing 
them practice more self-denial and liberality, and that our 
pastors be more earnest in the presentation of the claims of 
State missions to their people. Let us press onward, and as 
Eaptists capture and hold North Carolina for Christ. 

Chas. L. Greaves, 
D. E. Sears, 
D. M. Poe, 

Committee. 

After remarks by C. L. Greaves, J. W. Fagan and N. B. 
Broughton a cash collection of $9.10 was taken for State 



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Missions, pledges amounting to $127.00 were made by the 
churches, and the report was adopted. 

REPORT ON BAPTIST MINISTERS' RELIEF BOARD. 

Christian charity is not limited to other Christians, but 
should embrace the whole world; yet we have a special duty 
and privilege in reference to our brethren in Christ, and a 
still greater responsibility rests upon us in regard to the sup- 
port of those who are poor and old or infirm and who have 
ministered unto us in spiritual things. We are taught in the 
Holy Scriptures that we are their debtors and that it is our 
duty to minister unto them in carnal things. 

The Baptist Ministers' Belief Board, located at Durham, 
N. C, has for its object the support of aged and indigent 
Baptist ministers and their families. We believe that the 
members composing our churches would contribute to the 
support of these saints if they were informed of their necessi- 
ties. Therefore we urge the pastors to inform themselves on 
this subject and acquaint their churches with the facts. 

"God loveth a cheerful giver." "But whoso hath this 
world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth 
up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love 
of God in him ! " J. T. Paschal, 

W. G. Cheek, 
Jas. Gilbert, 

Committee. 

Brief talks were made by J. T. Paschal, C. C. Yates, Ivey 
Allen, O. T. Edwards and D. L. Webster. The report was 
adopted. 

RESOLUTION. 

Besolved, That the pastors of this Association be requested 
to take a special collection in each of their churches in the 
month of November for the Ministers' Belief Board. 

Adopted. O. T. Edwards. 

Benediction by O. T. Edwards. 

N. B. Broughton talked at night from John 12: 25. 



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9. 

At 9:30 a. m. devotional exercises were conducted by A. K. 
Scotten. 

Association was called to order by Moderator Lawhon. 



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REPORT ON EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

We recommend the appointment of the old Board. 

J. J. D. Hackney, 

S. GlLMORE, 

Oren Welch, 
Adopted. Committee. 

preacher for next association. 

We, your committee to nominate a preacher to preach the 
Introductory sermon at the next session of the Association 
recommend Rev. O. T. Edwards. L. R. Dixon, 

J. M. Stinson, 
E. Welch, 
Adopted. Committee. 

On motion the report on Home Missions was made a spe- 
cial order for 2:00 o'clock this evening. 

NEXT ASSOCIATION. 

The Moderator announced Pittsboro as the place for next 
session of the Association. 

DELEGATE TO SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION. 

The committee on nomination of delegate to Southern Bap- 
tist Convention do nominate Rev. K. C. Horner as our repre- 
sentative. D. L. Webster, 

E. Welch, 

C. C. Yates, 

Committee. 

REPORT OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES. 

We, your Board of School Trustees of Associational school, 
beg leave to report that we have before us propositions from 
Aberdeen, Mt. Vernon Springs and Siler City; representatives 
of each of these places are here to present their claims to the 
Association. Your Trustees have been unable to decide and 
we recommend that the Association vote on these propositions 
and locate the school at the place getting a majority of the 
votes. 

We recommend further that a Board of nine Trustees — three 
for one year, three for two years, and three for three years — 
be elected who shall exercise all the powers of this Associa- 
tion in negotiating for said school, equipping and starting it 
at the beginning of the school year. 

O. T. Edwards, Chm., 
R. B. Lineberry, Sec J y, 
J. W. Fagan, 
D. O. Bryan, 

K. A. GlLMORE. 



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On motion the speeches were limited to five minutes. Speak- 
ers : R. B. Lineberry, O. T. Edwards, N. W. Dixon, D. L. 
Webster, J. W. Fagan, J. L. Smith, L. R. Dixon, K. C. Hor- 
ner, J, T. Paschal, C. C. Yates, G. W. Paschal and R. H. 
Dixon. The report of Trustees was adopted, and the question 
of locatiou was submitted to* a vote of the Association. Mt. 
Vernon Springs received 63 votes, Siler City, 24, and Aber- 
deen, 2. On motion the vote in favor of Mt. Vernon gprings 
was made unanimous. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Realizing the importance of Christian education, we rejoice 
that our people are being awakened to the great needs of the 
time and are putting forth efforts to establish schools of dif- 
ferent grades for the education of our boys and girls. Under 
present conditions we realize that the majority of the children 
of the State may require the rudiments of education only by 
taxation, but we are unalterably opposed to state subsidies to 
higher education as unjust, unfair and unwise. "We shall 
combine our protests in a manly, Christian manner. 

Wake Forest College is doing a great work educating our 
young men and thus preparing them for the duties of life. 
We rejoice in the continued success of our denominational 
college — a success won, not on account of, but in spite unfair 
competition. 

One of the primary objects of the Convention is to educate 
young men called of God to preach the gospel, and approved 
by the churches to which they belong; hence the Board of 
Education is aiding as many young ministers as it can. The 
Board aided thirty-three young men last year, but owing to 
the indebtedness of the Board it has received only twenty- 
three this term, with the understanding that it will take ten 
or more at the opening of the spring term if the contributions 
from the churches will justify. 

We hope that by the first of September, 1898, the Baptist 
Female University at Raleigh will be opened, so that our 
girls will have an equal chance Avith our boys. It is a 
necessity. 

We trust that the Association at this meeting will be able 
to locate an Associational school and to get it on such footing 
that within a few months it will be open for students and ere 
long we will put it on such a basis that it will be as cheap as 
any school of like grade in North Carolina. 

L. R. Dixon, 
Thos. A. Barker, 
D. O. Bryan, 

Committee. 



13 

Bemarks were made by E. W. Sikes, C. L. Greaves and B. 
B. Lineberry. Pledges by the churches amounting to $71.50 
were taken. Beport was adopted. 

Adjourned for dinner. 

After dinner the Moderator called the Association to order. 

The following committee to nominate trustees of Associa- 
tional school was appointed : D. L. Webster, J. M. Griffin, 
K A. Gilmore, G. W. Temple and Willie Ellis. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

The Baptist Orphanage at Thomasville, established in the 
year 1885, should claim the prayerful attention of every Bap- 
tist in the State. It is not only a source of incalculable good 
to the unfortunate children of our land, but is a constant 
feeder to the denomination as well. It stands as an index, 
with broad and hoary pages, pointing to the toils and labors 
of Baptists in other years; and what has been committed to 
our trust becomes our sacred duty to keep. May every Bap- 
tist throughout the State feel the solemn responsibility of 
maintaining and supporting this noble institution. Let every 
pastor press the needs of the same upon the minds of all his 
people and take a collection at least once a year in all his 
churches for the benefit of this important work. All our 
Sunday schools should be taught the blessedness of giving to 
the Orphanage. 

We note the increase of its inmates over that of last year, 
eighteen in number. The Central Building has been com- 
pleted, and with it the facilities are better, opportunities are 
greater and the demands upon us are made stronger. This 
institution being without any standing fund on which to rest 
or any endowment on which to depend, her destiny anchors 
in the charity of her people. Then to neglect is fearful, to 
refuse is ruin and despair — we must respond with our contri- 
butions. The institution seems to be prospering under the 
discreet and economical management of J. B. Boone. May 
God bless his efforts. Though cautiously, let us go forward, 
for who can tell but that under the canopy, to-day, lies hid- 
den the pearl of greatest price. For 

"No institution is surer 

Than the one that seeks amends, 
~No fountain is purer 

Than the water that it sends." 

And while we may see in the history of the past that all 
has not been done that might have been done, nor was possi- 
ble to be accomplished, yet we are on the arena of hope, the 



14 

beacon light is by the way. Then let us thank God and be 
encouraged, for our eyes have seen the prosperity of the 
Lord. A. K. Scotten, 

J. W. Fagan, 

Committee. 

Ivey Allen and N. B. Bronghton made speeches. On 
motion the second Tuesday in November will be observed by 
the Association as Receiver's Day for our Orphanage. A col- 
lection of $18.63 was taken, the churches pledged $92.00 for 
the Orphanage, and the report was adopted. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

God is blessing the work of the missionaries in our South- 
ern homes. Three hundred and seventy-two missionaries are 
working a field of 1,965 churches and stations. The Board 
reports 57 houses of worship built and 129 improved. Nine 
thousand souls were added unto the churches. 

The Southern States and Territories and the Island of Cuba 
is the field. The humble slave of ante helium days has been 
promoted to citizenship and thrust upon us for development. 
This race, now numbering seven million, with an annual 
increase of two million, find our climate suited to their 
nature. They are here to stay. We must Christianize and 
educate them for citizenship on earth and in heaven. The 
Indians should be taught of that home that cannot be taken 
away. Our country is invaded by foreigners who come from 
unchristian homes. The Mormons, the devil in clerical garb, 
are perambulating the rural districts. Four hundred of these 
have been sent to the South in twelve months. The "holi- 
ness craze" is demoralizing many untrained minds and 
hearts. The aunihilist is flooding the country with corrupt 
literature. We must arise in the power of God and save the 
people to the cause of Christ and the Baptist denomination. 
Cuba calls forth the admiration of every American citizen 
and the prayers of every Christian as they keep up the fight 
for civil and religious liberty. 

Last year we gave about seven cents per member for Home 
Missions. Let us endeavor to increase our contributions this 
year. Home Missions is State Mission extension and should 
be strongly supported. C. V. Brooks, 

N. A. Gilmore, 
N. T. Tyson, 

Committee. 

The report was spoken to by E. W. Sykes and the churches 
pledged $61.50. Adopted. 



15 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

We regard prayer meetings as indispensable as being the 
place appointed for thanksgiving and supplication. We 
therefore recommend that all churches have prayer meetings. 

J. L. Smith, 
E. Welch, 
W. W. Dismukes, 
Adopted. Committee. 

J. T. Paschal was appointed to write a memorial of the 
late W. N. Straughan. 

REPORT ON AUDITING. 

We, your Auditing Committee, beg leave to submit the 
following report: 

We have examined Treasurer's book and find that he has 
received $255.97 and has disbursed that amount, and we 
find the account to balance. ~N. W. Dixon, 

A. W. Jordan, 
Gaston Love, 
Adopted. Committee. 

L. R. Dixon read a sketch of the life Rev. Duncan Camp- 
bell Murchison. On motion the memorial will be published 
in the minutes. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We, your committee, note with pleasure the increased in- 
terest in the cause of Sabbath schools in the Sandy Creek As- 
sociation. We regard the Sabbath school as the best method 
of teaching the Bible and its principles to the children; also 
giving new life and christian zeal and activity to our churches. 
We therefore recommend that a Sabbath school be organ- 
ized in every church in the Sandy Creek Association, and 
that the ministers and parents give their earnest and cordial 
support to same. We would further recommend that the 
Southern Baptist Literature and Lesson Helps be used in con- 
nection with the Bible, for study in the Sabbath schools, and 
that same be ordered through the Baptist Book Store, Raleigh, 
N. C. D. L. Webster, 

W. C. Teague, 
J. W. StaleYj 

Committee. 

On motion the report was adopted and made a special order 
for 10:00 o'clock to-morrow morning. 



16 



REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



vVe beg leave to report that on November 28th, 1896, we 
met at Fall Creek and made the following recommendation, 



that the 



following 



churches be allowed $25.00 each, to -wit : 



Deep River, Cameron, Ephesus and Sanford. 

O. T. Edwards, Ohm., 

(Inserted by Clerk.) D - O. BRl^AN, Secy. 



NOMINATION OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES. 

We, your committee, recommend the following persons as 
Trustees of the Associational school, to- wit : J. T. Paschal, 
three years; J. W. Fagan, two years; Rev. W. H. H. Law- 
hon, two years; Rev. O. T. Edwards, three years; W. C. 
Petty, three years; W. A. Teague, one year; John D. Dor- 
sett, one year; R. B. Phillips, one year; D. O. Bryan, two 
years. D. L. Webster, 

G. W. Temple, 

N. A. GlLMORE, 

W. H. Ellis, 
J. M. Griffin, 
Adopted. Committee. 

On motion Charles V. Brooks was appointed delegate alter- 
nate to the Southern Baptist Convention. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 



AMOUNTS CONTRIBUTED DURING YEAR. 

State Missions $ 162 63 

Foreign Missions 173 44 

Home Missions 166 72 

Education 36 96 

Orphanage 199 56 

Ministerial Relief 2195 

Sunday Schools 47 30 

Pastors' Salaries 1963 10 

Associational Missions 11 00 

Repairs, Building, &c. 1027 05 

Incidental Expenses.- Ill 92 

Other Objects 251 92 



CASH WITH LETTERS. 

Minute Fund $ 27 23 

State Missions 48 32 

Foreign Missions 37 36 

Education 33 24 

Orphanage 29 81 

Home Missions 35 30 

Ministerial Relief 9 25 

Total $220 51 



Total $4134 64 

Grand Total $4355 15 



Adopted. 



D. O. Bryan, 
Treas. Sandy Creek Association. 



RESOLUTION. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and 
are hereby tendered to the brethren, sisters and friends of this 
community for their generous hospitality. 

J. T. Paschal. 

Adopted. 

S. Gilmore led in prayer. Benediction by Moderator. 

Adjourned to meet in Pittsboro Thursday before the second 
Sunday in October, 1898. 



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10. 



Sunday service was as follows : 

9:00 a. m., ordination of A. K. Scotten. J. L. Smith 
offered the prayer; W. H. H. Lawhon delivered the charge; 
T. M. Baldwin presented the Bible. 

10:00 a. m., report on Sunday schools was the topic for dis- 
cussion. Short speeches were made by several brethren. 

11:00 a. m., sermons by Revs. L. R. Dixon and W. H. H. 
Lawhon. 

Collection for State Missions, $7.76. 



Any member of the Association wishing to attend the Bap- 
tist State Convention will please notify the Clerk and be 
appointed as a delegate. 



SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF REVEREND DUNCAN 
CAMPBELL MURCHXSON. 



Rev. Duncan Campbell Murchison, son of Alexander 
and Nancy Murchison, was born in Moore county, N. C, 
March 27th, 1825. His parents moved to Chatham coun- 
ty during his childhood, where he spent the remaining 
part of his life. He professed faith in Christ when about 
grown and joined Love's Creek church. 

He was married to Martha W. Hackney on December 
22nd, 1847, which union was blessed with five children, 
of whom three are still living, Rev. C. M. Murchison, 
of Penelope, N. C, being the youngest. His wife died 
January 12th, 1863. He and his wife were both dis- 
missed from Rocky River church by letter to join Bear 
Creek church about the last of the year 1862, but his 
wife died before the letter was handed in. He joined 
Bear Creek church by letter on Saturday before the first 
Sunday in February, 1863. Bro. Murchison was mar- 
ried to Lydia Ann Smith June 2nd, 1863. She died 
October 10th, 1882, leaving three children, one boy and 
two girls, all of whom are still living. He was married 
to Thena McManus February 17th, 1885, who is now 
living, and has three bright children, two boys and one 
girl. 

Having been licensed to preach by Rocky River 
church, Bear Creek church called a presbytery in May, 
1863, to examine and set him apart to the full work of 
the gospel ministry; but owing to a failure to get the 
presbytery together he was not ordained until the first 
Sunday in February, 1864, when he was examined and 
set apart to the full work by Elders A. J. Gilbert and 
Willis Coggin, at Bear Creek church. 



He was successful as a preacher, while he was able to 
preach. He was instrumental in organizing Bethany 
church, and was chosen as her pastor at the time of her 
organization on the third Sunday in March, 1868, and 
continued such until the close of the year 1875, when 
his health failed and he gave up all pastoral work. I 
think Bethany church was more prosperous in some 
respects under his ministry than she has been at any 
time since. He also served Rocky River and Bethle- 
hem, and perhaps some other churches, but I do not 
know with what success. 

He and his friends gave up almost all hope of his living 
longer about the time his health became such as to 
cause him to give up the work of the ministry; but the 
church offered fervent prayer for his recovery and the 
Lord blessed the means that were used to that end, so 
that his health was in a large measure restored and life 
extended over twenty years. 

Though he never preached a great deal after he 
resigned the pastorate of Bethany church, he was a 
great blessing to the cause, being always ready to lend 
a helping hand in whatever way he could and very 
liberal in contributing for the support of the pastor as 
well as for all benevolent purposes. He was of a cheer- 
ful disposition and always had a kind word of encour- 
agement for his pastor. He was very pleasant in his 
family, and never seemed to have any trouble in gov- 
erning his children. 

He died in full triumphs of gospel faith on August 
23rd, 1896, being 71 years, 4 months and 26 days old. 
His funeral was preached by the writer at Bethany 
church (where he had been a member ever since its 
organization) from Phil. 1: 21. 

L. R. Dixon. 



Constitution of Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 

Article 1. The Association shall be composed of mem- 
bers not exceeding three in number from each church, chosen 
by the different churches in our Union, together with such 
ordained ministers as may hold their membership with 
churches belonging to this Association. 

Art. 2. The application of any church for membership 
shall be referred to a committee, who shall examine its 
Church Covenant and Articles of Faith, and upon favorable 
report may be admitted as a constituent member of this body. 

Art. 3. In letters from the different churches shall be 
expressed the number baptized, received by letter, restored, 
dismissed, excommunicated, and has died since last Associa- 
tion; also total number in fellowship, together with the con- 
tributions forwarded. 

Art. 4. The members thus chosen and convened shall 
have no power to lord it over God's heritage, nor shall they 
infringe on any of the internal rights of any church belonging 
to the Union, but shall sit only as an advisory council. 

Art. 5. The Association shall elect a Moderator, Clerk 
and Treasurer, annually, by the suffrages of members present; a 
majority of the ballots cast being necessary to decide the choice. 

Art. 4. There shall be appointed by the Association, at 
each annual session, an Executive Board, to consist of five 
members, whose duty shall be to solicit funds for the support 
of a missionary or missionaries, to labor in such destitute 
portions of the Association as they may designate, and to dis- 
burse such funds as may be sent up to the Association for 
this purpose, drawing upon the Treasurer of the Association 
for any amount in his hands for this field of labor. It shall 
also be their duty, upon the death of any of their numbers, 
or of the Treasurer of the Association, to fill such vacancies. 

Art. 7. The Association shall withdraw fellowship from 
any church in her Union, who shall knowingly and willingly 
violate the Constitution, or depart from the orthodox prin- 
ciples of religion. 

Art. 8. Amendments to this Constitution shall be made 
only by the concurrence of two-thirds of the members of the 
Association present. 



The following resolution was passed at the 128th annual 
session, at Mt. Olive, Chatham county, September, 1886: 

Eesolved, That the ordained Baptist ministers present at 
each session of this Association be, and they are, hereby 
appointed a presbytery for the purpose of examining into and 
passing upon the qualifications and fitness for the gospel 
ministry, all such candidates as the churches may from time to 
time recommend (by letters) to this Association for ordination. 



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Carthage 

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Fall Creek 

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Gum Springs 

Hickory Mountain 

Jonesboro 

Manly 

Love's Creek 

May's Chapel 

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Mineral Springs __. 

Moon's Chapel 

Mt. Olive 

New Salem 

Pine Grove 

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Manly 

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CLERK. 


J. M. Stinson 

G. A. Murchison_ 

W. J. Lasater 

John W. Biirke__ 

J. C. Dowd 

J. W. Dark 

G. W: Blalock--- 


J. W. Fagan ____ 
Daniel Hannon __ 

Chas. C. Jones 

W. H. Dupree--- 
J. F. King 


T.J. Savage 

W. T. Horner — 

J. F. Phillips 

D.O. Bryan 

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O. T. Edwards- __ 

L. R. Dixon 

L. R. Dixon 

L. R. Dixon 

W. H. H. Lawhon 

K. C. Horner 

W. H. H. Lawhon 


A. C. Cree 

A. C. Cree 

J. R. Moore 

J. R. Moore 

K. C. Horner.— 


J. R. Moore 

W. H. H. Lawhon 

C. L. Greaves 

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w* * MINUTES * # 



of the 



MOTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



gandy Cr/eel^ Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH THE 



CHURCH AT PITTSBORO, CHATHAM CCX, N. C, 



OCTOBER 6, 7, 8 AND 9, 1898. 



Moderator — W. H. H. Lawiion, Lawhon, N. C. 

Clerk — C. V. Brooks, - Lemon Springs, N. C. 

Treasurer — D. O. Bryan, - Jonesboro, N. C» 



The next session of the Association will meet with the Church at Sandy Branch 

Chatham County, N. C, on Thursday before the 

second Sunday in October, 1899. 

The Introductory Sermon will be preached by C. L. Oreaves at 11:00 o'clock. 



COLE STEAM PRINTING CO., SANFO^D, N. C. 



* * MINUTES # * 



of the 



140TH annual session 



gandy Zvee\ Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH TPIE 



CHURCH AT PITTSRORO, CHATHAM CO., N. G, 



OCTOBER 6, 7, 8 AND 9, 1898. 



Moderator — W. H. H. Lawhon, 
Clerk — C. V. Brooks, 
Treasurer — D. O. Bryan, 



Lawhon, N. C. 

Lemon Springs, N. C. 

Jonesboro, N. C. 






The next session of the Association will meet with the Church at Sandy Branch, 

Chatham County, N. C, on Thursday before the 

second Sunday in October, 1899. 

The Introductory Sermon will be preached by C. L. Greaves at 11:00 o'clock. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR PASTORATES. 



T. M. Baldwin, Rise, N. C. — Pine Grove. 

C. V. Brooks, Lemon Springs, N. C. — Cool Springs. 

L. R. Dixon, Goldston, 1ST. 0. — May's Chapel, New Salem, 
Roek Spring, Mr. Olive and Gum Springs. 

O. T. Edwards, Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. — Bear Creek, 
Brush Creek, Love's Creek and Moon's Chapel. 

S. Gilmore, Goldston, 1ST. C. — Emmaus and Hickory Mount- 
ain. 

C. L. Greaves, Pittsboro, N". C. — Pittsboro, Jonesboro and 
Sanford. 

K. C. Horner, Harper's Crossroads, N. C. — Bethany, Rives' 

Chapel, Fall Creek and Siler City. 
W. H. H. Lawhon, Lawhon, N. C. — Friendship, Tyson's 

Creek and Mineral Springs. 

D. R. Sears, Siler City, Is. C. — Union Grove. 

J. L. Smith, Siler City, K G— Deep River, Flint Hill, Rocky 

River and Sandy Branch. 
K B. Cobb, Harrell's Store, K. C. 
P. F. Ferguson, Lambsville, N. C. 
A. K. Scotten, Coleridge, 1ST. C. — Mt. Pleasant, Sandy Creek 

and Staley. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



K. C. Horner, Chairman Harper's Crossroads, N. C. 

J. R. Weatherspoon, Secretary and Treasurer, Sanford, ~N. C. 

R. B. Lineberry Pittsboro, N. C. 

Lab an Moon Harper' s Crossroa ds, X. C. 

G. L. Matheson Carthage, JS". C. 



TRUSTEES OF ASSOCIATIONAL SCHOOL. 



W. H. H. Lawhon 1899. 

I). O. Bryan 1899. L. R. Dixon 1899. 

J. T. Paschal 1900. O. T. Edwards 190Q. 

W. C. Petty 1900. B. B. Phillips 1901. 

John D. Dorsett___1901. O. B. Strowd 1901. 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 



Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 



Pittsbqro, 2ST. C., October 6, 1898. 

The Sandy Creek Association met with the Pittsboro 
Church, Chatham county, in its 140th annual session. 

The preacher appointed being absent, Rev. J. B. Boone, of 
Thomasville, preached the Introductory Sermon from John 
21: 21-22. 

After an hour for dinner, the Association was called to 
order by Moderator Lawhon, who read the 103rd Psalm and 
led in prayer. 

J. A. Ballentine and G. H. Sadelson were appointed Bead- 
ing Clerks. 

DELEGATES ENROLLED. 

Aberdeen— T. S. Carroll. 

Bear Creek— B. B. Stinson, L. W. Tally and D. F. Wilkie. 
Bethany — S. P. Moore, A. A. Burke and W. A. Glass. 
Bethlehem — James Dowdy, J. H. Scott and P. G. Fry. 
Brush Greek— N. J. Dixon, W. T. Moffitt and W. T. Ellis. 
Carthage — G. L. Matheson. 

Cool Springs — J. F. King, P. A. Groce and Win, Petty. 
Cameron — A. F. Rogers and Chas. C. Jones. 
Deep Creek — 

Deep River — D. B. Presnell and G. H. Davis. 
Emmaus—S. A. Cheek, J. H. Jones and R. M. Clark. 
Ephesus — 35"; T. Tyson. 

Fall Creek— J. M. Purvis, R. W. Kidd and Archie Jones. 
Flint Ilill—W. T. Horner, G. B. Wallace and Duncan 
Garner. 

Friendship — J. P. Person, B. L. Maness and 38". J. Muse. 



Gum Springs — T. J. Poe, G. A. Thomas and J. H. Lasater. 

Hickory Mountain — W. B. Dorsett, W. J. Hackney and 
N". B. Justice. 

Jonesboro — J. A. Ballentine, D. O. Bryan and W. M. 
Brooks. 

Love's Creek— R. D. Smith, G. W. Wornble and S. 8. 
Edwards. 

Manly— W. E. Poe and G. H. Sadelson. 

May's Chapel— B. M. Jones, K A. Gilmore and H. W. 
Peoples. 

Mechanic's Hill — J. G. Williams and A. D. Tucker. 

Mineral Springs — ST. A. Jones, J. F. Jones and J. C. Dowd. 

Moon's Chapel— C. P. Fox, H. Bightsell and John C. Lane. 

Mt. Olive— W. M. Ellington, J. F. Glosson and S. M. Lewis. 

Mb. Pleasant—Joel A. Kivett, C. L. Kivett and G. B. 
Williams. 

New Salem— -C. N. Justice, C. O. Crutchfield and P. Thrift. 

Pine Grove— K. E. Myrick, A. O. Baldwin and T. M. 
Baldwin. 

Pittsboro — H. T. Chapin, G. W. Moore and A. M. Burns. 

Bives 9 Chapel— C. M. Webster, J. D. Carter and K. O. 
Clark. 

Eock Springs — D. C. Biddle, Mark Smith and P. T. Ferrell. 

Eocky Eiver — W. A. Duncan, W. A. Lineberry and W. C. 
Teague. 

Sandy Branch— S. G. Norwood, G. G. Emerson and J. A. 
Phillips. 

Sandy Creek— W. J. Frazier, E. M. Siler and P. H. Frazier. 

Sanford — T. J. Stroud, J. G. Foushee and J. B. Weather- 
spoon. 

Staley — C. G. Frazier, J. W. Staley and B. E. Cooper. 

Siler City— J. D. Edwards, A. M. Moore and D. L. Webster. 

Union Grove — G. F. Garner and B. F. Owen. 

Tyson's Creek — B. B. Phillips, J. J. Moore and C. B. Scott. 

Officers were elected as follows: Moderator, W. H. H. 
Lawhon; Clerk, C. V. Brooks; Treasurer, D. O. Bryan. 



COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE MODERATOR. 

Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of Pittsboro Church. 

Order of Business — C. L. Greaves, K. C. Horner and T. M. 
Baldwin. 

Periodicals — S. Gilmore, G. P. Moore and J. H. Scott. 

State Missions — J. A. Ballentine, G. P. Garner and W. H. 
Peoples. 

Foreign Missions — C. L. Greaves, N. J. Muse and B. B. 
Phillips. 

Home Missions— L. E. Dixon, J. W. Staley and G. L. 
Matheson. 

Education — B. B. Lineberry, C. C. Jones and A. A. Burke. 

Temperance — K. C. Horner, B. B. Stinson and T. S. Carroll. 

Sunday Schools — C. V. Brooks, H. T. Chapin and G. H. 
Sadelson. 

Prayer Meetings — A. K. Scotten, W. A. Lineberry and 
M. E. Myrick. 

Orphanage — J. T. Paschal, T. J. Poe and W. D. Dorsett. 

Ministers' Belief— J). L. Webster, E. M. Siler and S. G. 
Norwood. 

Auditing— G. H. Sadelson, TV. C. Teague and J. C. Dowd. 

To Nominate Executive Board — N. A. Gilmore, T. J. Stroud 
and J. D. Edwards. 

Libraries — J. A. Ballentine, J. B. TVeatherspoon and J. G. 
Foushee. 

To Nominate Trustees For Associational School — B. B. Line- 
berry, D. F. Wilkie and N. A. Gilmore. 

To Appoint Preacher For Next Association — D. L. Webster, 
S. G. Norwood and C. G. Frazier. 

Colportage — L. B. Dixon, J. T. Paschal and N. J. Muse. 

Pastors present first day: L. B. Dixon, C. Y. Brooks, S. 
Gilmore, C. L. Greaves, K. C. Horner, T. M. Baldwin and 
W. H. H. Lawhon. 

Visitors present: J. B. Boone, of Thomasville Orphanage; 
Wm. Bogers, of the Little Biver Association; J. W. Cobb, of 
the North Carolina Baptist; B. E. Thompson, of Pittsboro; 
J. W. Bailey, of the Biblical Becorder; F. P. Hobgood, of 
the Oxford Seminary; Chas. E. Taylor, G. W. Paschal and 
John Mitchell, of Wake Forest College; J. E. White, Secre* 



tary of the Convention ; and Miss Fannie E. Heck, of the 
Women's Missionary Society. 

C. L. Greaves offered a word of welcome, to which J). L. 
Webster and W. H. H. Lawhon responded in behalf of the 
Association. 

At 7:45 p. m., J. E. White preached in the court house. 



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 



At 9:30 a. m. ; S. Gilmore conducted devotional exercises. 

Minutes read and approved. 

C. L. Greaves read the report on Order of Business. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

We, your Committee on Order of Business, recommend that the Asso- 
ciation meet at 9:30 a, m. and spend thirty minutes in devotional exer- 
cises, and that the reports be taken up in the following order and 
according to the following schedule: 

FRIDAY MORNING. 

Miscellaneous business and Periodicals, 10:00 a. m. 

State Missions 11:00 " 

Relief Board 12:00 m. 

Adjournment 12:30 p. m. 

Orphanage 2:00 " 

Home Missions 3:00 " 

Sunday Schools 3:45 " 

Libraries 4:30 " 

SATURDAY. 

Devotional Exercises 9:30 a. m. 

Miscellaneous Business 10:00 " 

Trustees of School 10:30 " 

Education 11 :00 " 

Temperance 12:00 m. 

Adjournment 12:30 p. in. 

Foreign Missions 2:00 " 

Prayer Meetings 3:00 " 

Other Reports 3:30 " 

The report was adopted without discussion. 

. PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee on Periodicals begs leave to submit the following 
report: 

In no age of the world's history were there more papers published than 
at the present time. So we are not lacking for something to read. We 
should, therefore, be the more careful in selecting the best, and with this 
in view, we most heartily recommend the Biblical Recorder, Charity and 



Children, and Kind Words, as the best for our people. These should be 
taken, if possible, by every Baptist family. Indeed, we cannot see how 
any intelligent Baptist can be satisfied without the Biblical Recorder. 
He. cannot be posted as to our denominational work without it. 

There are other good religious papers, but we think the above named 
papers should be first with the Baptists of North Carolina, 

S. GlLMORE, 

J. H. Scott, 

Committee. 

This report was discussed by J. B. Boone, J. W. Bailey 
and J. W. Cobb, and the report was adopted. 

The report of the Woman's Missionary Society was read 
and ordered placed in the minutes of the Association. 

J. A. Ballentine read the report on 

STATE MISSIONS. 

The history of State Missions is virtually the history of the rise and 
progress of North Carolina Baptists reaching from the year 1720 to the 
present time. 

It is a work so clearly in accordance with divine commandment, with 
the spirit of Jesus and with the nobler impulses of the Christian heart 
and life, that it needs no argument to commend it to the sympathies of 
the Association. 

Since the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools was organized our 
State missionaries have preached the gospel on over 4,000 destitute fields, 
and have organized at mission points more than one-third of the whole 
number of Baptist Churches we now have in North Carolina. 

And along with this God-blessed work of construction and evangeli- 
zation, every department of our denominational life has been stimulated 
— Education, the Orphanage, Home Missions and Foreign Missions, 
have felt and continue to feel the effect of State Missions on them in 
endowments, patronage, support and sympathy arid an enlarged benefi- 
cence at the hands of our people. 

Your Committee is glad to report that the Baptists of North Carolina 
have a larger force of missionaries in the field this year than ever before 
in our history. One hundred and three regular missionaries are at work 
preaching the gospel to three hundred and fifty-eight destitute points. 
The cause is being pressed by these faithful workers in fifty-six counties 
in North Carolina. The reports from their fields as they have come in 
indicate encouragement and even enthusiasm. God is blessing the work 
in their hands. We may depend upon it, His grace will be poured out 
upon their labors. Ours is the duty of prayer and sympathy. It is the 
battle of our Christ which they are waging, the battle of our cause and 
our priceless principles. We should feel honored of God that we are 
co-laborers with Him in the great work of bringing North Carolina to 
own and honor our Master. The burden, if it is reckoned a burden, the 
responsibility, is on us to support this work and these workers. 

We have planned and arranged the work this year on a $15,000 basis. 
All the year the missionaries have been at work hopefully relying upon 
our faithfulness in paying the small amounts promised. As yet only a 
small proportion of the amount needed has been raised. The day now 
is on us when each must do something. 

We recommend to every pastor that he urge his Churches to make an 
offering for State Missions by December 1st. J. A. Ballentine, 

G. F. Garner, 
W. H. Peoples, 

Committee. 



After a speech by J. E. White, a collection of $14.96 and 
pledges amounting to $145.00, the report was adopted. 

MINISTERS' RELIEF. 

The Baptist Relief Board is one of the Boards of the State Convention. 
The mission of this Board is to provide for the old and disabled Baptist 
ministers and their families. 

We feel no object of this Association appeals stronger to the Christian 
heart. We feel no duty is more forcibly taught in the New Testament 
than that of supporting our brothers and sisters who are poor. There- 
fore, we would urge that our ministers bring this matter before their 
Churches and try to arouse them to their duties and responsibilities along 
this line. D. L. Webster, 

E. M. Siler, 
S. G. Norwood, 

Committee. 

The report was adopted after a speech by D. L. Webster. 

Adjourned for dinner. 

After dinner the Association took up the report on 

ORPHANAGE. 

No one can tell how much the Baptist Orphanage, located at Thomas- 
ville, N. C, has done and is doing for the betterment of mankind. 
Under its fostering care 170 orphan children are now receiving the 
blessings of religious instruction and a Christian home, exempt from the 
pitfalls and snares that often beset the pathway of every child without a 
father's care and a mother's love. 

For ten months in the 3< T ear these children have the advantage of a 
good school, and they are taught that labor is not only honorable but 
necessary, and every child is required to contribute to the good of the 
institution, by the labor of his hands. These are some of the blessings 
that come to the children who are inmates of the institution, and fifty- 
six dollars per capita cover the total expenses of the entire year. 

The institution is making steady progress. The farm cleared over 
$000 last year, and Charity and Children put $450 in the treasury after 
all its expenses were paid. A house for the General Manager has just been 
completed. 

No other object of the Baptist State Convention appeals so directly to the 
hearts and sympathies of the people, and for no other object can money 
be secured so easily. If pastors will only inform their Churches of its 
needs and give people an opportunity to contribute, the support of the 
institution is assured. 

The Baptists of North Carolina may well feel proud of their Orphanage 
—it is making citizens — it is upbuilding the State. 

Let every Church in this Association take at least one collection for its 
support during the vear and let each Sundav School contribute monthly. 

J. T. Paschal, 

W. B. DORSETT, 

T. J. Poe, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, the report was discussed by J. T. 
Paschal and J. B. Boone and the Churches pledged $142.00. 



HOME MISSIONS. 

The field of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion has widened greatly during this year. The gates of Cuba and Porto 
Rico have been fully opened to us, and along with this comes the call for 
enlarged effort from all parts of the field, which, of course, calls for 
enlarged contributions. 

The number of missionaries employed by the Board last year was 467, 
against 372 the year before. 

Baptisms last year, 4,739, against 4,701) year before. Total additions 
to the Church on the Home Field last year, 9,509, against 9,455 year 
before. 

The amount raised and expended on the field for Home Missions last 
year was $54,251.04, against $45,671.82 year before last. Total cash 
received by the Board last year from all sources was $86,887.27 against 
$83,184.31 the year before— an increase of $3,702.96. 

We learn from a communication from Dr. I. T. Tichenor, published in 
the Recorder a few weeks ago, that at a recent meeting of the Board, 
Brother J. R, O'Halloran was appointed as missionary to Santiago and 
instructed to proceed at once to that city and begin his work as early as 
possible; and that as soon as the American flag shall float over Havana 
the Board will return the missionaries to that city, with as many added 
to their number as the means of the Board will justify. 

We recommend that our people subscribe for Our Home Field, a 
monthly journal published at Atlanta, Ga., in the interest of Home 
Missions. Price 10 cents a year. Fifty copies or more mailed to one 
address, in one wrapper, five cents each per annum. 

L. R. Dixon, 
Geo. L. Matheson, 
J. W. Staley, 

Committee. 

Bemarks by J. W. Bailey. Pledges $81.00. Report 

adopted. 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

There are thousands of children in North Carolina unnumbered in the 
Sunday Schools. The Churches are responsible for this sad state of 
affairs. It is as much the duty of the Church to attend her Schools as it 
is the duty of the pastor to meet his appointment. 

Every pastor should arrange for an Institute in his field of work and 
invite our Missionary, Mr. Spilman, to assist him. 

The Churches should bear the expenses of the Schools that the chil- 
dren may be taught the true spirit of giving by contributing to the 
objects of the Convention. 

The Superintendent should be elected by the Church that supports 
the School. 

Every School can have and should have a library. 

We recommend the Southern Convention series of Lesson Helps. These 
should be ordered from the Baptist Book Store at Raleigh because it is 
ours and the profits of the store go into the State Mission fund. 

Yours for more Schools and better Schools, 

C. V. Bkooks, 
H. T. Chapin, 
G. H. Sadelson, 

Committee. 

After a few w r ords by the Chairman of the Committee, the 

report was adopted. 



10 

LIBRARIES. 

Books are a great source of education. By means of them the best 
thoughts of the best men and women are preserved for all time and put 
within the reach of us all. Good books are freighted with blessings; 
bad books are sowers of evil. A home without good books is almost like 
a home without windows. The child that grows up without good books 
loses precious opportunities. 

There are many homes in North Carolina in which there are no books. 
We believe that by the work of the Sunday Schools, books may be put 
within the reach of all at little cost. Let the Sunday Schools establish 
libraries of well selected books; let the children take them to their 
homes; and great good will be done in all the community. 

Our Sunday Schools are respectfully advised to write to our Baptist 
Book Store at Raleigh about getting libraries. 

J. A. Ballentine, 

J. G. FoUSHEE, 

J. R. Weatiierspoon, 

Committee 

J. A. Ballentine and F. P. Hobgood earnestly urged the 
Churches to furnish libraries for their Schools. Adopted. 

Adjourned for evening services. 

At 7:45 p. m., J. W. Bailey, of Baleigh, made an able 
address on the subject of "Conversion and Culture." After 
the address, a collection amounting to $5.83 was taken for 
the Orphanage. 



SATUKDAY, OCTOBEE 8. 



At 9:30 a. m., K. C. Horner conducted devotional exer- 
cises. 

The Moderator announced Sandy Branch as the place of the 
next session of the Association. 

On motion, W. A. Lineberry, J. L. Gilmore and T. J. Poe 
were named a Committee to nominate a delegate to the South- 
ern Baptist Convention. 

J. T. Paschal read a paper on the life of W. K. Straughan, 
and the paper was ordered placed in the minutes of the Asso- 
ciation. 

The committee recommended C. L. Greaves as preacher for 
the next Association and the recommendation was accepted. 



11 

TRUSTEES OF SCHOOL. 

We, your Committee to Nominate Trustees for Associational School, 
recommend Dr. O. B. Stroud for three years to succeed W. A. Teague; 
John D. Dorsett and B. B. Phillips each for three years as their own suc- 
cessors; and Rev. L. R. Dixon for one year to succeed J. W. Fagan. 
Respectfully, R. B. Lineberry, 

D. F. Wilkie, 

N. A. GlLMORE, 

Adopted. Committee. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

We, your Executive Board, beg leave to report that we made some 
suggestions to our State Mission Board as to needed help in our Associa- 
tion, but that Board did not see its way clear to make such appropria- 
tions. 

We recommend that a Committee be appointed today to consider the 
advisability of starting the colportage work in our Association and devise 
plans therefor. R. B. Lineberry, 

Geo. L. Matheson, 
D. 0. Bryan, 

Executive Board. 

On motion to adopt, remarks were made by E. B. Lineberry, 
G. L. Mathison, D. L. Webster, J. W. Bailey, J. A. Ballen- 
tine and C. L. Greaves. Adopted. 

On motion the Churches pledged $27.50 for Colportage. 

SANDY CREEK ASSOCIATIONAL SCHOOL. 

We, your Trustees, desire to report that we have secured a good title 
to the school property located at Mt. Vernon Springs, Rev. 0. T. 
Edwards kindly donating his entire interest in said property, amounting 
to $62.50, and Bro. C. C. Cheek giving the same, and also to two acres 
additional donated by Mr. J. M. Foust. After paying $76.90 for the 
house and lot, we have spent $70.00 in cash and $30.00 in work, making 
about $100.00 spent for repairs and improvements on the building. 

On the 15th of July last, we elected W. L. McNeill Principal of the 
School, the terms being that he take the School for five years on his own 
responsibility, choosing his own assistants, subject to the approval of the 
Board, and making his own rates of tuition. The School opened on the 
6th of September with an attendance of 23, which has since increased to 
28. The prospects for a full school quite soon are good. In fact, enough 
pupils have been promised to raise the number to 50 or more. 

We recommend the erection of two buildings as early as possible, on 
the land donated by J. M. Foust, to be used as club boarding houses. 

We also recommend that the Clerk be instructed to have an advertise- 
ment of the School placed on the back of cover of the minutes. 

We suggest that each Church in the Association support a beneficiary 
at the Associational School, the Principal having kindly offered a 
reduction of one-third in tuition to such students. 

It will require about $25.00 to buy stoves for heating the building. 
There is $16.82 of this amount in the hands of the Treasurer. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. H. Lawhon, Chm. pro tern., 
J. D. Dorsett, 
B. B. Phillips, 
D. O. Bryan, 
J. T. Paschal, 

Trustees. 



12 

After remarks by W. H. H. Lawhon, Dr. C. E. Taylor, 
Principal W. L. McNeill and C. L. Greaves, the report was 
adopted. 

A collection of $9.15 was applied to school furniture. 

EDUCATION. 

The principal of development in nature is written before our eyes in 
all God's handiwork. The training of the human mind — developing the 
talent God has entrusted to our stewardship — thus fitting it for the great- 
est possible usefulness in time and highest possible enjoyment in eternit)' 
— is both a duty and a privilege taught us by God through nature and 
revelation. 

Now, as God is the true and only source of all good, and consequently 
the source of all that can even tend to uplift mankind, it behooves us, 
looking for training for time, as well as for eternity, to see that our 
training is based upon the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, the 
only perfect and God-sanctioned example of a human life. President 
E. B. Andrews in saying that "The dye of character must be stamped in 
the wool of training, ' ' is right, for unless the training is tinged with the 
coloring of character based upon Christ's teaching, training w T ill be 
degeneracy. 

Now it is our happy privilege to know that we have a Wake Forest to 
give our young men such training, a Baptist Female University about 
ready to give our young ladies the same advantages, and an Associational 
School at Mt. Vernon Springs to prepare for college and help such as 
cannot take a collegiate course. 

Study God's word and God's dealings with man to know what is your 
duty as to your own mind, the mind of your children and the minds of 
your brother and his children. R. B. Lixeberry, 

Chas. C. Joxes, 
A. A. Burke, 

Committee. 

After enthusiastic speeches by Drs. Mitchell and Taylor, 
the report was adopted. Pledges $73.00. 

The regular order of business was suspended and the ques- 
tion of Temperance was postponed till the afternoon session. 

Dinner. 

At 2:20 p. m. the Association was called to order by the 
Moderator. 

The regular order of business was suspended and W. 0. 
Petty laid before the Association the claims of the Female 
University. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The news that comes to us from the great heathen world is encourag- 
ing. Slowly, but successfully, the beacon-lights of Christianity are being 
kindled in the nations of the" spiritually dead. The report of our Foreign 
Mission Board shows that during the last conventional year seven hun- 
dred and one persons were baptized on the foreign field by our mission- 
aries. A small number truly when we compare them with the great 
heathen host, but a bright prophecy of what we may expect when we 



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redouble our efforts for their salvation, and become as missionary in 
effort as we are in name. 

Last year our Foreign Mission Board was able to go to the Convention 
at Norfolk without debt. Its receipts for the year ending May 1, 1898, 
were $124,249.69. There were under appointment of the Board 80 mis- 
sionaries and a large number of native assistants. Forty of the mission- 
aries are in China and the others are in Africa, Italy, Brazil, Mexico 
and Japan. Eight missionaries are from North Carolina. Of the $124,- 
249.69 reported for Foreign Missions, the women through their societies 
raised $21,633.51. 

Last year the Churches in the Sandy Creek Association contributed 
about two hundred and ten dollars to Foreign Missions, an average of 
about live dollars to each Church. Of this amount, however, some 
Churches contributed much, others very little, and a few gave nothing. 
It is to be hoped that these few non-missionary Churches and others 
that are practically so, may pray God to have mercy on them for their 
negligence in the past, and resolve to bring forth ''fruits meet for repen- 
tance." It is a mistake to suppose that giving to State or Home Missions 
excuses from giving to Foreign Missions. We are indebted to all, and 
paying one debt does not excuse from another in God's Kingdom any 
more than it does in the business affairs of every-day life. 

In conclusion, your Committee would recommend the adoption by our 
Churches of some method of systematic monthly giving. Small amounts 
contributed by each member every month in the year w r ould enable the 
Church pledges to be met more easily and would do away with the high 
pressure way of raising money just before the Association meets. We 
can never do our best for Missions until we follow the scriptural method 
of laying by in store, as God has prospered us. 

Chas. L. Greaves, 
B. B. Phillips, 
N. J. Muse, 

Committee. 
Speeches by C. L. Greaves and C. W. Paschal were much 

enjoyed. Pledges, $92.50. Eeport was adopted. 

PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Your Committee on Prayer Meetings believe this service to be essen- 
tial to the spiritual growth and prosperity of our Churjhes. We, there- 
fore, recommend that our Churches come together as often as practicable 
in this service, and that the pastors of the different Churches encourage 
the same. Respectfully submitted, 

A. K. Scottex, 

W. A. LlXEBERRY, 

M. E. Myrick, 

Committee. 
After remarks by the Chairman of the Committee the report 
was adopted. 

C. L. Greaves was continued as the Association's represen- 
tative on the State Board of Missions. 

TEMPERANCE. 

We cannot conceive of a more fatal fiend to the human race than 
intemperance, and it may be practiced in all the catalogued sins. We 
ought, therefore, as Christians, to arise in this our day and generation 
and swear allegiance to temperance and sobriety. Let us reduce to practice 



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the teachings of the New Testament, which teaches moderation in all 
things. 

We have a definition for temperance, viz.: "Temperance consists in 
the moderate use of things good and useful, and total abstinence from 
things injurious." The Greek word for temperance means self-control. 
To control self is the most difficult task. The poor inebriate finds it so, 
hence he is posting his way to a drunkard's grave and a drunkard's hell. 

According to the statistics, there 27,000 county prisons and 56 peni- 
tentiaries in the United States; and no less than 75 per cent, of the 
inmates have testified that their downward path led through the dram- 
shops of King Alcohol. Let us, then, sound the public alarm-bell — the 
tremendous warning, "Look not thou upon the wine when it is ruddy, 
when it giveth its color in the cup, when it goeth down smoothly; for at 
the last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder!" 

The only safe guard is found in the maxim: "Touch not, taste not, 
handle not, the unclean thing." K. C. Horner, 

T. S. Carroll, 
B. B. Stinson, 

Committee. 

Eemarks by L. E. Dixon, 0. L. Greaves and C. V. Brooks. 

Adopted . 

NOMINATION OF ENECUTIYE BOARD. 

We, your Committee, recommend the following brethren to constitute 
the Executive Board : 

K. C. Horner,. Chairman, Harper's Crossroads, N. C. 

J. R. Weatherspoon, Secretary and Treasurer, Sanford, N. C. 

R. B. Lineberry, Pittsboro, N. C. 

Laban Moon, Harper's Crossroads, N. G. 

G. L. Matheson, Carthage, N. C. T. J. Stroud, 

N. A. Gilmore, 
Adopted. Committee. 

TREASURER'S REPORT OF AMOUNT SENT WITH LETTERS. 

Minute Fund $26.36 

State Missions 5-8.9R 

Foreign Missions 36.43 

Home Missions 26.96 

Education 21.37 

Orphanage 24.17 

Ministers' Relief 6.64 

Total $200.01 

I). O. Bryan, 
Treasurer Sandy Creek Association. 

Adopted without discussion. 

AUDITING. 

We, your Auditing Committee, beg leave to submit the following 
report: 

We have examined the Treasurer's book and find that he has received 
$257.08, and has disbursed $256.33, for which we find proper vouchers., 
leaving a balance of 75 cents in Treasury. G. H. Sadelson, 

October 7th, 1898. W. C. Teague, 

J. C. Dowd, 

Committee. 



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Adopted without discussion. 

The Committee recommended Eev. J. E. Moore as delegate 
to the Southern Baptist Convention. The recommendation 
was heartily accepted. 

COLPORTAGE. 

We, your Committee appointed to consider the advisability of start- 
ing the Colportage work in our Association and to devise plans therefor, 
recommend that a Colporteur be put in the field as soon as practicable 
by the Executive Committee, at a salary to be agreed upon between said 
Committee and the Colporteur, for a period of twelve months. The 
Colporteur to report to said Committee quarterly, and if at the end of 
any quarter the Executive Committee think that the work is not pros- 
pering sufficiently, they may discontinue the same. 

L. R. Dixon, 
J. T. Paschal, 
N. J. Muse, 
Adopted. Committee. 

On motion, C. V. Brooks was granted the privilege to 
advertise his school ( James Maske Academy ) in the minutes 
of the Association. 

On motion the reports of the Sunday Schools shall be 
printed in the minutes of the Association. 

RESOLUTION. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and are hereby ten- 
dered to the friends of this town and community for their generous 
hospitality. J. F. King. 

The Association closed a very pleasant session, which was 
held in the court house to accommodate the large audience 
that attended. 

Benediction by Dr. Chas. E. Taylor. 

At 7:45 p. m., Dr. Mitchell preached, using as his text, "I 
pray for them." John 17: 9. 



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9. 

At 10:00 a. m v a Sunday School Mass Meeting was con- 
ducted in the court house by the Clerk of the Association. 

At 11:00 a. m., Dr. Day lor preached a sermon on Faith as 
Illustrated by the Story of the Centurian. 

Collection for Ministerial Education, $6.44. 

At 2:00 p. m., Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon preached to an 
appreciative audience. 



16 

Constitution of Sandy Creek Baptist Association* 



Article I. This Association shall be composed of members not 

exceeding three in number from each church, chosen by the different 
churches in our Union, together with such ordained ministers as may 
hold their membership with churches belonging to this Association. 

Art. 2. The application of any church for membership shall be 
referred to a committee, who shall examine its Church Covenant and 
Articles of Faith, and upon favorable report may be admitted as a con- 
stituent member of this body. 

Art. 3. In letters from the different churches shall be expressed the 
number baptized, received by letter, restored, dismissed, excommuni- 
cated, and has died since last Association; also total number in fellow- 
ship, together with the contributions forwarded. 

Art. 4. The members thus chosen and convened shall have no power 
to lord it over God's heritage,, nor shall they infringe on any of the 
internal rights of any church belonging to the Union, but shall sit only ux 
an advisory council. 

Art. 5. The Association shall elect a Moderator, Clerk and Treas- 
urer, annually, by the suffrages of members present; a majority of the 
ballots cast being necessary to decide the choice. 

Art. (>. There shall be appointed by the Association at each annual 
session, an Executive Board, to consist of five members, whose duty 
shall be to solicit funds for the support of a missionary or missionaries, 
to labor in such destitute portions of the Association as they may desig- 
nate, and to disburse such funds as may be sent up to the Association 
for this purpose, drawing upon the Treasurer of the Association for any 
amount in his hands for this field of labor. It shall also be their duty, 
ui)on the death of any of their numbers, or of the Treasurer of the Asso- 
ciation, to fill such vacancies. 

Art. 7. The Association shall withdraw fellowship from any church 
in her Union, who shall knowingly and willingly violate the Constitu- 
tion, or depart from the orthodox principles of religion. 

Art. 8. Amendments to this Constitution shall be made only by the 
concurrence of two-thirds of the members of the Association present. 



The following resolution was passed at the 128th annual session, at Mt. 
Olive, Chatham county, September, 188(>: 

Resolved, That the ordained Baptist ministers present at each session 
of this Association be, and they are, hereby appointed a presbytery for 
the purpose of examining into and passing upon the qualifications and 
fitness for the gospel ministry, all such candidates as the churches may 
from time to time recommend (by letters) to this Association for 
ordination. 



17 

REPORT OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETIES TO SANDY 
CREEK ASSOCIATION. 

It is with pleasure that the Woman's Central Committee of Missions 
for our State reports to you the ever growing work of the Woman's Mis- 
sionary Societies. This work, begun a little more than eleven years ago 
by order of the Baptist State Convention, has made steady and remark- 
able progress from the first. The annual gifts of the Societies have 
increased from $500 to more than $6,000, and the number of Societies 
contributing from fourteen to nearly four hundred. In the eleven years 
of the Committee's work the Societies have reported to Home, Foreign 
and State Missions the large sum of $37,771. 

In a number of Associations, Associational Vice-Presidents have given 
untiring effort to the organization and maintenance of Societies. In no 
Association, however, have as many Societies been organized as we would 
wish, and in none has our aim — a Woman's Missionary Society in every 
Church and every woman a member of it — been realized. 

While gratefully acknowledging the assistance of many of our most 
influential ministers in the past, we would earnestly ask the aid of every 
minister and layman for the woman's missionary work of the future. 
The great blessings that God has seen fit to bestow upon our efforts is an 
assurance that this work is from Him. 

Rejoicing in the progress we have made, and again asking your sym- 
pathy and aid in the work we are endeavoring to do, I am, 
Yours very sincerely, 

Fannie E. S. Heck. 



Amount Contributed by the Woman's Missionary Societies of the Sandy Creek 
Association for the year ending October Jst, 1898. 

• Aberdeen $37.50 

Aberdeen Sunbeams 2.47 

Carthage 24.50 

Brush Creek 5.60 

Jonesboro 11.78 

James Maske Academy 3.76 

Siler City 5.47 

Manly 37.67 

Pittsboro 45.28 

Sanford 4.10 

Total 177.13 

CONTRIBUTIONS WERE APPROPRIATED AS FOLLOWS: 

State Missions $35.54 

Foreign Missions 64.54 

Home Missions 56.43 

Orphanage 16.62 

Mrs. H. T. Cpiapin, 
Associational Vice-President. 



SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM NORRIS STRAUGHAN. 



William Norris Straughan was the second son of Elislia II. and Nancy 
Straughan. He was born on the 2nd day of March, 1850, in Chatham 

county, N. C. He professed conversion at eleven years of age, joined 
the Church at Emmaus, and was baptized by Rev. John C. Wilson. He 
afterward united with the Church at Rock Spring, of which Church he 
became a deacon. Upon the reorganization of the Baptist Church at 
Pittsboro in 1879, he united with that Church, and to the close of his life 
manifested a deep interest in building up the Baptist cause that had been 
so much neglected there. He was deacon and clerk of this Church when 
he died. He was zealous in the Sabbath School cause, having been 
Superintendent of the School at each of the Churches of which he was 
a member. In 1887 he was elected Clerk of the Sandy Creek Associa- 
tion and served in that capacity for rive consecutive years. 

By nature Bro. Straughan was timid and modest, but his fellow 
citizens discerned merit in the man and called him to positions of 
responsibility and trust. In 1882 he was chosen Clerk of the Inferior 
Court, which position he held till the court was abolished. He was also 
a Justice of the Peace and served on the Finance Committee. At the 
time of his death he was Public Administrator and Secretary of Chatham 
County Farmers' Alliance. He proved faithful and true to every trust 
reposed in him. 

September 28, 187(5, he married Miss Mary E. Phillips, who, with 
seven children, three boys and four girls, survives him. He died Feb- 
ruary 5, 1897, and was buried in the Baptist Church yard at Pittsboro. 

He was a strong advocate of Missions. His dying request was: "Teach 
the children to give to Missions." 

Few men have died in this Association within the memory of the 
writer who are missed more in their Churches and community than Bro. 
Straughan. 

Human minds cannot understand why one so useful should be cut 
down in the prime of life, but God makes no mistakes. 

" 'Tis not in man 
To yield a reason for the will of Heaven 
Which is inscrutable." 

J. T. Paschal. 



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APPENDIX, 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Mineral Springs, Chatham County, N* G, 



MAY 27th, 28th and 29th, J 898. 



OFFICERS : 



Moderator— L. R. DIXON, - Goldston, N, C 

Secretary and Treasurer— J. T. PASCHAL, - - Pittsboro, N. C 



APPENDIX. 25 



PROCEEDINGS 



Sandy Creek Baptist Sunday School Association* 



The Sandy Creek Baptist Sunday School Association met 
with the Church at Mineral Springs, Chatham county, N. C, 
May 27th, 1898, in its ninth annual session. 

After religious exercises, conducted by Eev. L. R. Dixon, 
the Association was called to order by Rev. W. H. H. 
Lawhon, the Moderator. 

The roll of Churches was called, and the letters were read 
by R. B. Lineberry, and the following delegates enrolled, viz.: 

Bear Creek— D. F. Wilkie, J. B. Stinson, Hugh Smith. 

Bethlehem— Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon, D. Harmon, B. G. Fry. 

Brush OreeJc-T>. H. Lambert, A. G. Bray, J. A. Ellis. 

Cool Spring— W. B. Petty, G. W. Temple, R. A. Groce. 

Ephesus — Letter, no delegates. 

Friendship — X. J. Muse, J. L. Phillips, J. T. Seawell. 

Gum Spring— W. D. Poe, C. C. Poe. 

Hickory Mountain -IS. B. Justice, D. W. Lindley, W. B. 
Dorsett. 

Jonesborb—Jj. H. Fitchett, E. M. Hunt, J. A. Ballentine. 

Love's Creek — A. M. Walters, Robert Teague, J. Q. Smith. 

May's Chapel — X. A. Gilmore, H. R. Harward, G. N. 
Mclver. 

Mineral Springs- J. R. Gilbert, N. R. Dixon, J. C. Dowd. 

Pittsboro—J. T. Paschal, R. B. Lineberry, C. B. Griffin. 

Rives 1 Chapel— W. D. Watson, G. W. Emerson, A. S. Dowd. 

Bock Spring — R. H. Dixon. 

Rocky River— Cicero Buckner, J. M. Hackney, Geo. L. 
Smith. 

Sandy Branch— S. Womble, B. B. Webster, J. R. Womble. 

Sanford—J. L. Gilmore, W. T. Bell, J. R. Weatherspoon. 

Siler City—B. L. Webster, C. K Bray, W. A. Teague. 

Tyson's Creek— Laban Moon, J. W. Phillips, C. R. Scott. 



26 APPENDIX. 

Ordained ministers present who are not reported as dele- 
gates in the letters: Pews. K. C. Horner, S. Gil more, O. T. 
Edwards, L. R. Dixon, 0. L. Greaves. 

Superintendents present who are not reported as delegates 
in the letters: N. W. Dixon, W. V. Cheek, G. E. Lineberry, 
I. B. Hatch, B. B. Phillips. 

On permanent organization Rev. L. P. Dixon was elected 
Moderator and J. T. Paschal Secretary and Treasurer. 

The Moderator appointed the following Committees: 

On Preacher and Place for next Association — W. B. Petty, 
R. B. Lineberry, D. L. Webster. 

On Religious Exercises— Pastor and Deacons of Mineral 
Springs Church. 

The first query, "The Purpose of Sunday Schools," was 
discussed and laid on the table, after which the Association 
adjourned for dinner. 

Benediction by Rev. K. C. Horner. 

At 2:15 p. m., the people assembled in the house and Rev. 
B. W. Spilman, Sunday School Missionary, explained to the 
edification of all present by lecture and an object lesson, "The 
Teacher Getting Ready." 

A. Johnson, Editor of Charity and Children, reported him- 
self as the representative of the Baptist Orphanage at Thom- 
asville and was welcomed to a seat. 

Adjourned. 

Benediction by Rev. S. Gilmore. 

At 8:30 p. m,, Rev. C. L. Greaves preached the Associ- 
atioual sermon to a large audience, from Second Chronicles 
34: 1, 2, 3. 

SATURDAY. 

R. B. Lineberry read 103rd Psalm. Prayer by Rev. S. 
Gilmore. 

The following queries were discussed and tabled, viz.: 
"How May we Best Promote the Sabbath School Cause?" 
"The Savior's Idea of Keeping the Sabbath." 

Letters were read and delegates enrolled as follows: 

New Salem— T. C. Justice, H. C. Ellington, B. F. Poe. 

Mt. Olive — Samuel Thomas, Rayborn Ellington, S. M. 
Lewis. 



APPENDIX. 27 

Eev. A. K. Scotten reported himself present. 

The Sunday Schools not having sent up funds sufficient to 
print minutes, it was moved and carried that the funds sent 
up for that purpose be turned over to the Sandy Creek Asso- 
ciation and that body be requested to have the proceedings of 
this meeting printed as an appendix to its minutes. 

PREACHER AND PLACE FOR NEXT S. S. ASSOCIATION. 

We recommend Bethlehem Church as the place for the next Sunday 
School Association, to be held the 5th Sunday in April of the year 1899. 
Rev. K. C. Horner to preach the introductory sermon, Rev. C. V. Brooks 
alternate. R. B. Lineberry, 

W. B. Petty, 

Committee. 
Report adopted. 

The Moderator appointed Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon, Daniel 
Hannon and ]N. J. Muse, a Committee to prepare a program 
for next Association. 

Rev. B. W. Spilman, Sunday School Missionary, taught a 
class, showing his method of teaching in the Sunday School, 
which was very helpful and instructive to the Sunday School 
workers present. 

Rev. A. K. Scotten preached at night. 

SUNDAY. 

At 10:00 o'clock A. Johnson spoke on the Orphanage, and 
a liberal collection was taken for that institution. 

Rev. B. W. Spilman preached an interesting sermon to a 
crowded house at 11:00 o'clock. 

The Association was hospitably entertained by the people 
of the surrounding country, and many pronounced this the 
best session of the Association. 

Rev. L. R. Dixon, Moderator, 

Goldston, N. C. 
J. T. Paschal, Sec. and Treas., 

Pittsboro, N. C. 



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gandy ZveeX Association: 

Your own School that you have equipped and 
started asks and expects your patronage. 

For health, beauty and quiet, your school location is unexcelled. Your 
girls and boys will have the advantage of the purest and best mineral water in 
North Carolina, 

Two separate club houses for girls and boys are now provided. These 
club houses will be managed by a good pious woman. You may send pro- 
visions from home t which will be applied at the regular market prices to the 
payment of your children's board. The cost of board' will be no more than 
the actual cost of the food and its preparation; it is not expected to exceed $4 
per month, and you may pay nearly all of this in provisions. You may send 
in at once, as the teachers will provide houses until the Association can build. 

Board in private families, $6 to $8. 

Tuitioru^^e^ 

As each Church is entitled to one beneficiary student, such students being 
allowed a reduction of one-third in tuition, we urge that each Church select 
some deserving boy or girl and send at once, paying either tuition or tuition 
and board. This will indeed be a grand missionary work. 

Tuition per month is as follows : 

PRIMARY, First— Alphabet, First Reader, Chart Work and Slate 
Work, $1,00. 

PRIMARY, Second— Second Reader, Spelling, Primary Arithmetic, 
Slate Work and Chart Work, $1,50, 

INTERMEDIATE, First— Third Reader, Primary Geography, Spell- 
ing, Intermediate Arithmetic, First History, $2.00. 

INTERMEDIATE, Second— Fourth and Fifth Readers, Spelling, First 
Grammar, History, Arithmetic, Geography, $2.50, 

ACADEMIC — Grammar, Higher Arithmetic, Composition, Physical 
Geography, Latin, Algebra, and French or German, $3.00, 

HIGH SCHOOL — Latin Authors, Latin Grammar, Algebra, Geometry, 
World's History, Essay Writing, and French, German or Greek, $3.50, 

Physiology, Literature and Etiquette taught by lectures. 

Our Music Department will compare with that of any school. We have 
a fine new piano, and our teacher is a brilliant musician and a most successful 
instructor. The tuition for music is $2.50, 

Three pupils from the same family get a reduction of 20 per cent. 
For further information address 

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Moderator— L,. R.' Dixon, 
Clerk — C. V. Brooks, 
Treasurer — D. 0. BkVan, 



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Moderator— L. R. Dixon, - - Goldston, N. C. 

Clerk — C. V. Brooks, - - Lemon Springs, N. C. 

Treasurer — D. O. Bryan, - : Jonesboro, N. C. 



The next session of the Association will meet with the Church at Cool Springs, 

Moore County, N. C, on Thursday before the 

second Sunday in October, 1900. 

The Introductory Sermon will be preached by D. C. Britt at 11 o'clock Thursday. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR POST-OFFICES. 



T. M. Baldwin, Rise, N. C. 
D. C. Bkitt, Pittsboro, N. 0. 

C. V. Brooks, Lemon Springs, N. C. 
L. R. Dixon, Goldston, N. 0. 

O. T. Edwards, Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

G. L. Finch, Carthage, N. 0. 

S. GlLMORE, Goldston, N. C. 

K. 0. Horner, Harper's Crossroads, N. C. 

W. G. Kino, Carthage, N. C. 

W. H. H. Lawhon, Lawhon, N. C. 

D. R. Sears, Siler City, K C. 
J. L. Smith, Siler City, N, C. 

N. B. Cobb, HarreM's Store, N. C. 
P. F. Ferguson, Lanibsville, N. C. 
A. K. Scotten, Coleridge, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



K. C. Horner, Chairman Harper's Crossroads, X. C. 

J. A. Ballentine, Secretary and Treasurer __Jonesboro, N. C. 

R. B. Lineberry Pittsboro, N. C. 

Laban Moon Harper' s Crossroads, N. C. 

T. M. Baldwin Rise, K C. 



TRUSTEES OF ASSOCIATIONAL SCHOOL. 



W. H. H. Lawhon 1902. 

D. O. Bryan 1902. L. R, Dixon 1902. 

J. T. Paschal 1900. O. T. Edwards 1900. 

W. C. Petty 1900. B. B. Phillips 1901. 

John D. Dorsett.__- 1901. O. B. Strowd 1901. 



PROCEEDINGS 



SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Richmond, N. C, October 5, 1899. 

The 141st annual session of the Sandy Creek Baptist Asso- 
ciation convened with the Church at Sandy Branch, Chatham 
county, N. C. 

G. L. Finch, of Carthage, preached the Introductory Ser- 
mon from Hebrews 6:1. 

After an intermission of one hour, Moderator Lawhon read 
the 84th Psalm, led in prayer, and called the Association to 
order. 

Letters from the Churches were called. J. A. Ballentine 
and G. L. Finch read the letters. 

DELEGATES ENROLLED. 

Aberdeen — 

Bear Creek— D. F. Wilkie, G. F. Hart and C. W. Elkins. 

Bethany-^. D. Nail, Sr., E. D. Nail, Jr., and D. E. Mur- 
chison. 

Bethlehem— B. L. Jackson. 

Brush Creek— A. E. Ellis, C. C. Bray and W. H. Ellis. 

Carthage — Letter. 

Cool Springs — W. S. Temple, Thomas Groce and J. F. 
King. 

Cameron — E. P. Eodwell, Win, Eogers and A. F. Rogers. 

Beep Creek — 

Deep River — J. L. Lambert and Wm. Caviness. 

Emmaus—R. E. Webster, J. E. Clark and G. M. Clark. 

Ephesus—N. T. Tyson and J. M. Tyson. 

Fall Creek— T. B. Bray, H. B. Lambert and J. T. F. Beck. 

Flint Hill— 
h friendship — Leroy Fields. 



Gum Springs — J. E. Lasater and A. C. Bridges. 

Hickory Mountain — E. V. Straughau, Henry Buckner and 
John Blair. 

Jonesboro — J. A. Ballentine, D. O. Bryan. 

Love's Creek -G. W. Gee, A. F. Womble and J. W. Poe. 

May's Chapel— -N. A. Gilmore, H. R. Harward and J. I. 
Burns. 

Mechanic's Hill— Letter. 

Mineral Springs— H. Q. Dowd, N. W. Dixon and J. W. 
Brewer. 

Moon's Chapel — A. J. Lane, J. F. Smith and N. McDaniel. 

ML Olive— T. W. Walters, W. G. Cheek and S. Thomas. 

Mt. Pleasant— 

New Salem — J. E. Ellington, C. O. Crutchfield and L. Perry. 

Pine Grove — T. M. Baldwin, M. E. Myrick and L. G. 
Myriek. 

Pittsboro-J. M. Griffin, E. B. Lineberry and J. T. Paschal. 

Rives' Chapel — Jno. Burke, E. W. Watson and T. J. Dark. 

Bock Spring — Mark Smith, Norman Phillips and P. T. Far- 
rell. 

Rocky River- S. D. Brewer, M. N. Bridges and W. C. 
Teague. 

Sandy Branch— S. G. Norwood, T. B. Moody and S. Wom- 
ble. 

Sandy Creek — Letter. 

Sanford—T. J. Stroud and G. W. Temple. 

Staley—J. W. Staley. 

Siler City— J. L. Griffin, 0. N. Bray and W. T. Smith. 

Southern Pines — E. B. Poe. 

Tyson's Creek — Emsley Welch, J. W. Phillips and J. A. 
Brooks. 

Union Grove — 

MINISTERS PRESENT. 

D. C. Britt, C. V. Brooks, L. E. Dixon, O. T. Edwards, 
G. L. Finch, S. Gilmore, K. C. Horner, W. H. H. Lawhon, 
D. E. Sears and J. L. Smith. 

VISITORS. 

E. J. Edwards, of the North Carolina Baptist; A. Johnson, 
of the Orphanage; Dr. Mitchell, of the Board of Education; 



B. E. Moore and G. W. Harmon, of the Piedmont Associa- 
tion. 

OFFICERS. 

Officers were elected as follows: Moderator, L. E. Dixon; 
Clerk, C. Y. Brooks; Treasurer, D. O. Bryan. 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE MODERATOR. 

Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of Sandy Branch 
Church. 

Order of Business — J. M. Griffin, J. A. Ballentine and J. 
W. Phillips. 

Periodicals- C. V. Brooks, E. D. Nail, Jr., and J. T. 
Paschal. 

State Missions — G. L. Finch, A. F. Eogers and E. Welch. 

Foreign Missions — W. H. H. Lawhon, W. C. Teague and 
E. E. Webster. 

Home Missions — E. B. Lineberry, T. B. Bray and W. L. 
Poe. 

Education- D. C. Britt, N. A. Gilmore and J. W. Poe. 

Temperance — J. L. Smith, D. E. Sears and T. M. Baldwin. 

Sunday Schools — K. C. Horner, A. J. Lane and H. Q. Dowd. 

Prayer Meetings — S. Gilmore, J. E. Ellington and Samuel 
Thomas. 

Orphanage — O. T. Edwards, A. E. Ellis and S. G. Norwood. 

Relief Board— J. A. Ballentine, T. J. Stroud and N. T. 
Tyson. 

Colportage — N. W. Dixon, Wm. Eogers and H. E. Harward. 

Libraries — J. A. Ballentine, G. W. Temple and J. F. King. 

Auditing — E. Y. Straughan, W. H. Ellis and J. E. Moore. 

Nominate Executive Board — J. T. Paschal, H. E. Harward 
and E. D. Nail, Sr. 

Nominate Trustees of School — E. B. Lineberry, A. J. Lane 
and G. W. Temple. 

Place and Preacher for next Association — T. J. Stroud, J. A. 
Ballentine and J. F. King. 

On motion the Association adjourned to meet at 9:30 
o'clock tomorrow. 



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th. 



Devotional exercises were conducted by 0. V. Brooks. 
Letters from Jonesboro, Carthage, Aberdeen, Staley and 
Sandy Creek were read. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

We, your Committee on Order of Business, recommend that the Asso- 
ciation meet at 9:30 o'clock a. m. and spend thirty minutes in devotional 
exercises, and that the reports be taken up in the following order and 
according to the following schedule: 

FKIDAY. 

Miscellaneous Business 10:00 a. m. 

Orphanage 10:30 " 

Education 11:30 " 

Adjournment 12:30 p. in. 

Home Missions 2:00 " 

Relief Board. 2:45 " 

Prayer Meetings 3:15 " 

Temperance 3:45 " 

Libraries 4:10 " 

SATUEDAY. 

Devotional Exercises 9:30 a, m. 

Miscellaneous Business 10:00 " 

Periodicals 10:30 " 

Foreign Missions 11 :30 " 

Adjournment 12:30 p. in. 

State Missions 2:00 " 

Trustees of School 3:00 " 

Sunday Schools 3:30 " 

Colportage 4:00 " 

Other Reports 4:20 " 

J. M. Griffin, 
J. A. Ballentine, 
J. W. Phillips, 
Adopted. Committee. 

ORPHANAGE. 

Number of children 175. Financial condition good. The institution 
does not owe a dollar that it cannot pay on demand. _ The school work is 
thorough, and the progress of the children is gratifying. The religious 
privileges were never better than now. A new nursery is nearing com- 
pletion that will greatly help the work. It will cost $2200. The cost of 
maintaining a child is a little under $5.00 per month; this includes the 
salaries of all the employees. 

No other object should appeal to the hearts and sympathies of our 
people as these orphanage children should. May our purses answer their 
wants. Let every Church and Sunday School take one or more collections 
yearly for its support. O. T. Edwards, 

S. G. Norwood, 
A. R. Ellis, 

Committee. 



After discussion by O. T. Edwards and A. Johnson, a col- 
lection was taken amounting to $8.75. The Churches pledged 
$143.00 and the report was adopted. 

EDUCATION. 

Education is a means of progression in a very large degree. Education 
is the watchword of North Carolina today. Never in the history of our 
State have such efforts, such arguments, so much means, so earnest 
prayers, been put forth publicly and privately for mental, moral and 
social development. It is seen on almost every page of current religious 
literature published in North Carolina. What such efforts mean for our 
denomination and for the world can only be imagined from what the 
feeble efforts of the past have done for the few who were so fortunate as 
to be mentally, morally and socially blessed thereby; what such com- 
mendable efforts mean for North Carolina Baptists can only be judged 
from what education has done for us in the past; and what such efforts 
mean for the world only an imagination of magnitude can portray. 
Shall we enter heartily into the noble work? 

Christians are not faithful to their trust if they do not keep pace with 
the world in secular education, possessing in addition the wisdom that is 
from above. Christ's public ministers must be educated to keep abreast 
with the leaders of thought, or the world with its unbelief will not heed 
the preacher of righteousness. 

Wake Forest College was founded primarily to supply our denomina- 
tion with an educated ministry, and to furnish a liberal culture to all 
who should seek the advantages it offers. Through this great and noble 
institution our denomination has provided for free instruction for stu- 
dents of the ministry, and through the Board of Education we are sup- 
porting, wholly or in part, about thirty-five young men who have conse- 
crated their lives to the blessed work of preaching the everlasting Gos- 
pel. The number of young men would be greater if the means for their 
support were now in the hands of the Board. Shall we withhold and 
let Christ's noble cause and kingdom suffer? 

Our Associational School is located at Mt. Vernon Springs. It is open 
to all. A thorough, educated. Christian young man is its principal: 
Shall we refuse to patronize this school and allow our Association to lin- 
ger in mental darkness? 

To those of our young ladies who are prepared to enter, our Female 
University is now open at Raleigh. In this new daughter of our Con- 
vention are opportunities unexcelled in the South. 

D. C. Britt, 
N. A. Gilmoee, 

J. W. POE, 

Committee. 

D. C. Britt opened the discussion. B. W. Spilman, of 
Ealeigh, presented the claims of the Female University. Dr. 
Mitchell represented the Board of Education and called for 
pledges. G. L. Finch, J. A. Ballentine, D. L. Webster, T. 
M. Baldwin and O. T. Edwards made short, pointed speeches. 
Pledges amounted to $75.50. The report was adopted. 

Adjourned for dinner. 

After dinner Moderator Dixon called the body to order. 






8 

J. W. Bailey, of the Biblical Recorder, reported himself 
and was welcomed. 

The Moderator announced that D. C. Britt would preach at 
the stand in the grove at that hour. 

W. H. H. Lawhon called a meeting of the Trustees of Asso 
ciational School at that hour. 



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HOME MISSIONS. 

All missions directed by the Southern Baptist Convention have one 
object — carrying the Gospel to those who have it not. The division of 
mission work known as Home Missions is composed of the work done by 
the Southern Baptist Convention throughout its borders, among the 
colored people, the Indians and foreign population; also among the 
inhabitants of Cuba and other West India islands. 

Our responsibility to colored people is great — greater than we realize, 
perhaps — in order that their moral development may not lag behind their 
mental development. 

Throughout our land are many evidences, in the names of rivers, 
mountains and plains that remind us of our responsibility to the Indian, 
driven from this his native home. 

In our large cities, like Baltimore, New Orleans and St. Louis, one is 
surprised upon first learning the enormous number of foreigners there 
and their great lack of God's truth. 

In Cuba, as in all countries settled by the Spanish, Roman Catholi- 
cism has enslaved the inhabitants in blindest darkness from God's eter- 
nal truth and plan of salvation. This country, by reason of its recent 
freedom from political slavery and the consequent open door to free it 
from spiritual slavery, has greatly enlarged the field of Home Missions 
and correspondingly enlarged the responsibilities of the Home Mission 
Board together with all Southern Baptists. 

Our faith, using the Bible only as a rule of church practice, has easier 
access to each of the classes mentioned than that of any other Protestant 
denomination. The Board made an encouraging report last May, there 
having been 653 missionaries employed last year and 12983 additions to 
the Churches — both being largely more than the year before — contribu- 
tions having increased also. 

If we will but contemplate the enormity of the work to be done, the 
recent enlargement of our responsibility by the removal of a great barrier 
in Cuba, God's commands to "Let our lights so shine, etc.," and to 
"teach all nations", God's blessings upon our efforts to obey such com- 
mands — small as have been our manifestations of obedience — we can but 
be impressed with the fact that it is our duty to go forward. May we 
for the next twelve months, by fuller consecration of our lives and 
enlarged contributions, show to the unsaved our increasing desire for the 
success of the Master's Kingdom. R. B. Lineberry, 

T. B. Bray, 
W. L. Poe, 

Committee. 

The subject was discussed by E. B. Lineberry and J. W. 
Bailey. The Churches pledged $88.00 and the report was 
adopted. 



MINISTERS' RELIEF BOARD. 

The Ministers' Relief is one of the regular Boards of our Convention. 
That it deserves our support aud has a claim on each individual Church, 
active pastor and member, we feel no loyal one of us will question. Its 
mission is to furnish physical sustenance and comfort to God's faithful 
heroes, who, though only for a little while halted in the anteroom of 
their final rest, are fast being mustered out. They heard and were 
obedient to the great commission, which carries with it the promise of 
His presence to the end. 

"We know that w r e have passed from death unto life, because we love 
the brethren." We will remember His, "Inasmuch as ye have done it 
unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." 

We ask our pastors to give us all an opportunity to contribute to this 
object at least once annually. J. A. Ballentine, 

N. T. Tyson, 
T. J. Stroud, 

Committee. 

Remarks by J. A. Ballentine. After an earnest plea for 

the aged ministers and their families the Churches were called 

and $23.00 were pledged for their support. 

PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Your Committee on Prayer Meetings submits the following report: 
Secret prayer is necessary to our spiritual growth as Christians. So if a 
Church would thrive and grow in spirituality she must have and keep 
up a well organized prayer meeting. By this means she can the better 
develop the different gifts of her members. We therefore recommend 
that every Church, claiming to be a Church of Jesus Christ, have and 
keep up a regular prayer meeting. S. Gilmore, 

J. R. Ellington, 
Samuel Thomas, 

Committee. 

Remarks were made by S. Gilmore. Report adopted. 

TEMPERANCE. 

Your Committee on Temperance believes that the use of intoxicating 
drink as an article of entertainment is not in accordance with the teachings 
of God's Word, and should be prohibited by the Churches, as it impedes 
the progress of Christianity, morality and education, and is a constant 
and heavy drain on the finance of the world, — taking what rightfully 
belongs to God and devoting it to the service of the devil. Viewing this 
dreadful evil from this standpoint we would respectfully recommend to 
the Churches a constant restraint against this terrible demon, alcohol. 

T. M. Baldwin, 
D. R. Sears, 
J. L. Smith, 

Committee. 

Remarks by J. L. Smith, Wm. Rogers, O. T. Edwards, N. 
W. Dixon, W. D. Watson, J. A. Ballentiue and T. M. Bald- 
win. The report was adopted. 

LIBRARIES. 

We know of nothing that will add more to the interest and efficiency 
of our Sunday Schools and Churches than good books. Put within their 



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reach they will go far towards educating those of our youth who are 
denied adequate school advantages. We have the books, published by 
our Societies, selected and arranged into several libraries by a committee 
of competent brethren. 

We urge all our Sunday Schools to go to work to procure one, and we 
urge all our Churches to assist the Schools in this work. They will go 
into all the homes and delight and entertain, while they instruct and 
elevate. Give the children of your Churches and Schools a chance, give 
them plenty of the best books, if you would see them educate themselves. 

J. A. Ballentine, 
J. F. King, 
G. W. Temple, 

Committee. 

J. A. Ballentine and J. W. Bailey made strong speeches on 
the subject, after which the report was adopted. 

Adjournment with prayer by J. W. Bailey. 

Rev. B. W. Spilinan preached at night on the subject, 
"Thy Kingdom Come.' 7 



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th, 



R. B. Lineberry conducted devotional exercises. 

Minutes of yesterday approved. 

G. L. Finch was elected to represent the Association on the 
State Mission Board. 

D. L. Webster, J. M. Griffin and W. C. Teague were 

appointed to nominate delegate to the Southern Baptist 

Convention. 

TRUSTEES OF SCHOOL. 

We, your Committee to nominate Trustees for Associational School, 
recommend the election of Revs. W. H. H. Lawhon and L. R. Dixon 
and Bro. D. 0. Bryan to succeed themselves. R. B. Lineberry, 

A. J. Lane, 
G. W. Temple, 

Committee. 
Adopted. 

PLACE AND PREACHER FOR NEXT ASSOCIATION. 

We, the Committee on Place and Preacher for next Association, 
recommend Cool Springs as the place and Bro. D. C. Britt to preach the 
Introductory Sermon. T. J. Stroud, 

J. F. King, 
J. A. Ballentine, 

Committee. 
Adopted. 



11 

Letters were read from Bives' Chapel, Southern Pines and 
Cool Springs. 

PERIODICALS. 

Pending the motion to adopt a motion to amend was made. 
Eemarks were made by C. V. Brooks, E. J. Edwards, J. W. 
Bailey, J. A. Ballentine, S. Gilmore, T. J. Dark, J. T. Pas- 
chal and N. W. Dixon. The report as amended was adopted 
as follows: 

There are entirely too many newspapers published now-a-days. It is 
a very poor Baptist that will subscribe for his count}^ or state or any 
other political paper, in preference to his Church paper. There is want 
of judgment and common sense in the Christian that covers his table 
with worldly weeklies and dailies for his children to read until religious 
literature becomes a stranger to them. 

We therefore recommend The Biblical Recorder, our denominational 
organ, The North Carolina Baptist, Charity and Children, and The 
Foreign Mission Journal as suitable reading matter for our homes and 
Sunday Schools. C. V. Brooks, 

E. D. Nall, Jr., 
J. T. Paschal, 

Committee. 
FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention is 
doing mission work in China, Africa, Italy, Mexico, Brazil and Japan. 
There were on the fields last year 82 missionaries, 101 native helpers, 100 
churches with 5347 members. There were in China 427 baptisms, 37 in 
Africa, 38 in Italy, 45 in Mexico, 285 in Brazil, and 13 in Japan, mak- 
ing 845, the largest number ever baptized by the missionaries of the 
Foreign Mission Board in one year. The contributions on foreign fields 
last year were $7110.20, over $1.32 per member. 

We recommend that the Churches send up contributions the first part 
of the conventional year to help the Board to meet its monthly obliga- 
tions and avoid paying interest. We also recommend the Foreign Mis- 
sion Journal, published at Richmond, Ya., by the Foreign Mission 
Board, as the best medium through which to gather information on the 
Foreign Mission work. Price per year, single copy 35 cents, in clubs of 
ten or more, 25 cents. 

As the number of missionaries is being increased, and a necessity for a 
still larger number being sent out, will not the Churches of this Associa- 
tion increase their contributions to Foreign Missions? 

W. H. H. Lawhon, 
W. C. Teague, 

Committee. 
J. W. Bailey and D. C. Britt made excellent speeches. 
Boll of Churches called by G. L. Finch and pledges taken for 
Foreign Missions amounting to $114.00. 
Adjourned for dinner. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

What has been done, what is now being done and what shall be 
done, to give the Gospel as Baptists believe to the people in the destitute 
sections in North Carolina, may properly be called State Missions. For 



12 

more than a hundred years our people have been engaged in this work 
and never has any work been more blessed of God in bringing souls to 
Christ, building up churches and in carrying forward every part of our 
denominational work. As we have done this work, all the depart- 
ments of our work have gone forward. From it has come the Orphanage, 
and by it our Home and Foreign Misssion work has been greatly helped. 

During the past year more than a hundred missionaries have preached 
the Gospel in nearly four hundred destitute sections. From their reports 
so far sent in we can readily see that this has been one of the most suc- 
cessful years in the history of the Board and its work. We have 
arranged and planned the work this year on a $20,000 basis. So far only 
a small part of this amount has been sent in to the Treasurer of the Con- 
vention. The missionaries have been faithful in their work and God has 
richly blessed their labors. Now it is our duty to do what we can at once 
to provide the means by which the small salaries promised them can be 
paid. Let us as an Association bestir ourselves and rally as never before 
to this important work. Your Committee would recommend to the 
Churches: 

( 1 ) That they pray more in their stated meetings for the missionaries 
and their work. ( 2 ) That they make an effort to increase their contri- 
butions during the year to come at least 25 per cent, over this year's con- 
tributions. ( 3 ) That they take up cash collections by December 1 st to 
meet the pressing needs of this year's work. G. L. Finch, 

for Committee. 

This subject was ably discussed by G. L. Finch and B. W. 

Spilman. The Churches pledged 1145.00. A collection was 

taken amounting to $6.50. 

SANDY CREEK ASSOCIATIONAL SCHOOL. 

We, your Trustees, desire to make the following report: 
The first session of our Associational School opened under the manage- 
ment of Prof. W. L. McNeill, and was a more successful session than we 
had expected. The second session opened August 8th, 1899, under the 
management of Prof. E. L. Womble, (Prof. McNeill having resigned), 
who has for his assistants Miss Lila Bailey, of Ealeigh, teaching the 
Intermediate Department and Music, and Miss Lizzie Brooks, of Jones- 
boro, who has charge of the Primary Department. We think we have 
been fortunate in securing such an efficient corps of teachers. The pat- 
rons have expressed themselves as pleased with their work. We have 
on roll fifty-five pupils and others are to be in next week. The pros- 
pects for an increased roll in the spring are bright. 

Since our last report, we have received $24.35, and expended $39.42 in 
furnishing the school, and need at least $10.00 now to meet present and 
pressing wants, but have only $1.75 in the treasury. 

We very greatly need a club boarding house, and have on the grounds 
framing timbers for such a building. We have lost patronage already 
because we could not furnish rooms to those desiring to board them- 
selves. W r e respectfully ask the pastors and delegates to bring this mat- 
ter before their Churches and try to raise money enough by January, 
1900, to enable us to build the house by next session. 

W. H. H. Lawhon, 
J. T. Paschal, 
L. R. Dixon, 
J. D. Dorsett, 
O. B. Steowd, 
D. O. Bryan, 

Trustees. 



13 

Discussed by W. H. H. Lawhon, C. V. Brooks and E. L. 
Womble. Adopted. 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The Sunday School work is one of the greatest factors for disseminat- 
ing truth and inculcating right principles. "There's nothing on earth 
half so holy as the innocent heart of a child." That its heart may be 
kept holy it is absolutely necessary that the child should be nursed and 
trained in the Sunday School. This is a work, too, in which both old 
and young should be engaged and share equally in its benefits. Jesus 
held Bible services on Sunday and thereby taught us, both by precept 
and example, this important duty. 

One of the great hindrances to the success of the Sunday School work 
in this Association is a want of energy, zeal and faithfulness upon the 
part of parents. They are, for the most part, negligent. So are their 
children. We would that parents could see the consequence of such 
examples and make amends in the future for the mistakes of the past. 
Let us, therefore, have better and livelier schools, that we may hasten 
the time when the "kingdoms of this world shall have become the 
kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ." 

We recommend the Southern Convention Series of Lesson Helps. 
These should be ordered from the Baptist Book Store at Raleigh, so that 
the profits may be used to augment the State Mission fund. 

K. C. Hoeneb, 
A. J. Lane, 
H. Q. Do wd, 

Committee. 

Adopted aud made special order for Sunday morning at 
10:00 o'clock. 

On motion, the minutes of the Sunday School Association 
may be printed as an appendix to the minutes of the session 
of the annual Association. 

COLPORTAGE. 

We, your Committee on Colportage, realizing the need of a Colporteur 
in the bounds of the Association, recommend that a Colporteur be kept 
at work all of his time, or so much of it as is sufficient to do all necessary 
work. N. W. Dixon, 

Wm. Rogers, 
H. K. Harward, 

Committee. 
Ad oi3 ted. 

AUDITING. 

We, your Auditing Committee, beg leave to submit the following 
report: We have examined the Treasurer's book and find that he has 
received $216.41, and has disbursed $215.42, for which we find the proper 
vouchers, leaving a balance of 99 cents in Treasury. 

E. V. Steaughan, 
W. H. Ellis, 
J. R. Mooee, 
Oct. 7th, 1899. Committee. 

Adopted. 



14 

DELEGATE TO SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION. 

We recommend that Eev. C. V. Brooks be elected our"- representative 
to the Southern Baptist Convention; alternate, Rev. G. L. Finch. 

I). L. Webster, 
J. M. Griffin, 
W. C. Teague, 
Adopted. Committee. 

G. L. Finch was appointed delegate to the Baptist State 

Convention. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Your Executive Board begs leave to report that we put Bro. Wm. 
Rogers in the field as Colporteur for only a part of the year — about two 
months — with the following result: 

Report on Colportage Work from October, 1898, to October, 1899. 

Received from Board $23.66 

Days made, sixty $60.00 

Freight on books 10.03 

Profit on books 53.27 

$76.93 $70.03 
By Balance due Board 6.90 

$76.93 $76.93 

To Balance $ 6.90 

By unfinished work $12.90 

Calls made, 257; miles traveled, 600; services held, 39; sermons preached, 3; tracts 
distributed, 500 pages; Bibles donated, 3. Wm. Rogers, Colporteur. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. B. LlNEBERRY, 

for the Board. 
Adopted. 

RESOLUTION. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and are heartily tendered 
to Sandy Branch Church and surrounding community for their kind and 
generous hospitality. J. M. Tyson. 

Adopted by a rising vote. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

To the Sandy Creek Association: 

I beg leave to make the following report of amounts received for dif- 
ferent objects as follows, to- wit: 

Collection for Orphange % 8.75 

Minute Fund 25.25 

State Missions 65.21 

Home Missions 35.96 

Foreign Missions 52.82 

Education 34.94 

Colportage 7.65 

Orphanage 41.31 

Ministers' Relief 4.75 

Total §276.64 

D. O. Bryan, 
October 7th, 1899. Treasurer. 



Adopted. 



15 



NOMINATION OF EXECUTIVE BOAKD. 



We, the Committee to nominate an Executive Board, recommend the 
following brethren: K. C. Horner, Chairman, Harper's Crossroads, N. 
C. ; J. A. Ballentine, Secretary and Treasurer, Jonesboro, N. C. ; K. B. 
Lineberry, Pittsboro, N. C; Laban Moon, Harper's Crossroads, N. C. ; T. 
M. Baldwin, Rise, N. C. J. T. Paschal, 

H. K. Harward, 
E. D. Nall, Sr., 

Committee. 
Adopted. 

Adjourned to meet at Cool Springs Church on Thursday 
before the second Sunday in October, 1900. u Amazing 
Grace" was sung and the congregation was dismissed with 
prayer. 



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th. 



Sunday School mass meeting was conducted by C. V. 
Brooks. 

J. T. Paschal, J. M. Tyson, R. B. Lineberry, and 

Wilkie made brief addresses. All advocated more thorough 
biblical instruction. Mr. Tyson made an earnest plea for 
better music. 

Dr. Mitchell preached in the house, using as a text Revela- 
tion 1:17-18. 

C. Y. Brooks preached at the stand in the grove. |6.61 
was contributed to Ministerial Education. 

The weather was inclement, but there was a great concourse 
of people in attendance. 



Much- hospitality and brotherly kindness was manifested 
during this session of the Association. The same may be said 
of each annual gathering. May heaven's blessing rest upon 
and abide with the constituents of the old Sandy Creek 
Association. 



16 

Constitution of Sandy Creek Baptist Association* 



Article 1. This Association shall be composed of members not 
exceeding three in number from each Church, chosen by the different 
Churches in our Union, together with such ordained ministers as may 
hold their membership with Churches belonging to this Association. 

Art. 2. The application of any Church for membership shall be 
referred to a committee, who shall examine its Church Covenant and 
Articles of Faith, and upon favorable report may be admitted as a con- 
stituent member of this body. 

Art. 3. In letters from the different Churches shall be expressed the 
number baptized, received by letter, restored, dismissed, excommuni- 
cated, and has died since last Association; also total number in fellow- 
ship, together with the contributions forwarded. 

Art. 4. The members thus chosen and convened shall have no power 
to lord it over God's heritage, nor shall they infringe on any of the 
internal rights of any Church belonging to the Union, but shall sit only as 
an advisory council. 

Art. 5. The Association shall elect a Moderator, Clerk and Treasurer, 
annually, by the suffrages of members present; a majority of the ballots 
cast being necessary to decide the choice. 

Art. 6. There shall be appointed by the Association at each annual 
session, an Executive Board, to consist of five members, whose duty 
shall be to solicit funds for the support of a missionary or missionaries, 
to labor in such destitute portions of the Association as they may desig- 
nate, and to disburse such funds as may be sent up to the Association for 
this purpose, drawing upon the Treasurer of the Association for any 
amount in his hands for this field of labor. It shall also be their duty, 
upon the death of any of their numbers, or of the Treasurer of the Asso- 
ciation, to fill such vacancies. 

Art. 7. The Association shall withdraw fellowship from any Church 
in her Union, who shall knowingly and willingly violate the Constitu- 
tion, or depart from the orthodox principles of religion. 

Art. 8. Amendments to this Constitution shall be made only by the 
concurrence of two-thirds of the members of the Association present. 



The following resolution was passed at the 128th annual session, at Mt. 
Olive, Chatham county, September, 1886: 

Resolved, That the ordained Baptist ministers present at each session 
of this Association be, and they are, hereby appointed a presbytery for 
the purpose of examining into and passing upon the qualifications and 
fitness for the Gospel ministry, all such candidates as the Churches may 
from time to time recommend (by letters) to this Association for 
ordination. 



17 



SECTIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION. 



Brush Creek, 
Deep Eiver, 
Fall Creek, 
Fork Creek, 



FIRST SECTION. 

Moon's Chapel, 
Mechanic's Hill, 
Mt. Pleasant, 
Pine Grove, 



Sandy Creek, 
Staley, 

Tyson's Creek, 
Union Grove. 



Emmaus, 

Hickory Mountain, 
Love's Creek, 



SECOND SECTION. 

Mt. Olive, 
New Salem, 
Pittsboro, 



Rock Spring, 
Rocky River, 
Siler City. 



Bear Creek, 
Bethany, 



THIRD SECTION. 

Gum Springs, 
May's Chapel, 
Mineral Springs, 



Rives' Chapel, 
Sandy Branch. 



Aberdeen, 
Bethlehem, 
Cameron, 
Carthage, 



FOURTH SECTION. 

Cool Springs, 
Deep Creek, 
Ephesus, 
Flint Hill, 



Friendship, 
Jonesboro, 
Manly, 
Sanford. 



Amounts Contributed by the Woman's Missionary Societies of the Sandy 
Creek Association, for the year ending September 30th, 1899. 



Aberdeen $ 36.45 

Aberdeen Sunbeams .31 

Brush Creek 7.31 

Carthage 28.00 

Manly 7.00 

Jonesboro 16.84 

Pittsboro 111.23 

Siler City 26.60 

Siler City Sunbeams 2.00 

Sanford 3.80 

Total $234.54 

'The above amounts were disbursed as follows: 

Foreign Missions $ 90.45 

Home Missions—. 109.03 

State Missions 40.06 

Mrs. H. T. Chapin, 

Vice-President 



PLEDGES OF THE CHURCHES. 



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APPENDIX. 



PROCEEDINGS 



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Held with the Church at 

Bethlehem, Moore County, N. C, 
APRIL 23th, 29th and 30th, tm. 



Moderator — L. R. Dixon, - - Goldston, N. 0. 

Secretary and Treasurer— J. T. Paschal, Pittsboro, N". C. 






APPENDIX. 23 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 

Sandy Creek Baptist Sunday School Association* 



The Sandy Creek Baptist Sunday School Association con- 
vened April 28th, 1899, in its tenth annual session, with the 
Church at Bethlehem, Moore County, N. C. 

Bev. K. C. Horner preached the Introductory Sermon, 
using as his text Ezek. 15: 4-5. 

After a recess of one hour for dinner the people assembled 
in the house again, and religious exercises were conducted by 
Bev. K. H. Basmajian, after which the Association was called 
to order by the Moderator, Bev. L. B. Dixon. 

The roll of Churches was called, the letters were read by 
Bev. C. L. Greaves, and the following delegates enrolled, viz. : 

Bethany — Bev. L. B. Dixon. 

Bethlehem— B. M. Seawell, W. W. Sears, J. B. Sullivan. 

Cameron — Wm. Bogers. 

Ephesus — Letter, no delegates. 

Friendship— -N". J. Muse, J. T. Seawell, Isaac Fields. 

Jonesboro — W. H. Baucom, H. S. Cox, W. I. Brooks. 

May' s Chapel— H. B. Harward, W. Merritt Burns, B. M. 
Jones. 

Pittsboro—H. B. Lineberry, A. M. Moore, J. M. Griffin. 

Sandy Branch— -S. Womble, J. W. Lloyd, G. W. Womble. 

Sanford — Letter, no delegates. 

Siler City— C. N. Bray, S. S. Smith. 

Tyson's CreeJc—B. B. Bhillips, J. L. Bhillips, Bev. K. C. 
Horner. 

Ordained ministers present who are members of the Asso- 
ciation, ex-officio: Bevs. C. L. Greaves, W. H. H. Lawhon, 
G. L. Finch, C. Y. Brooks. 

Superintendents Daniel Hannon of Bethlehem Sunday 
School, John Gross, of Deep Biver, and J. T. Baschal, of 






24 APPENDIX. 

Pittsboro, who are also members of the Association ex-officio, 
reported. 

Invitations were extended to visiting brethren to seats, and 
Eev. K. H. Basmajian, an Armenian brother, accepted and 
was welcomed. 

Officers were elected as follows: Eev. L. E. Dixon, Moder- 
ator, J. T. Paschal, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Eev. W. H. H. Lawhon presented the program prepared 
for the Association, which was adopted. 

"Sunday Schools as an Evangelizing Agency" was forcibly 
discussed by Eev. G. L. Finch, Wm. Eogers and Eev. K. H. 
Basmajian, and laid on the table. 

The Moderator appointed the following committees, viz. : 

Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of Bethlehem 
Church. 

Place and Preacher for next Association — E. B. Lineberry, 
S. Womble and C. N. Bray. 

On motion a Committee on Printing Minutes was appointed. 
Eev. C. Y. Brooks, J. T. Paschal and E. B. Lineberry consti- 
tuted said committee. 

Moved and carried that Eev. K. H. Basmajian be given an 
hour sometime during the session of the Association to 
explain his work. 

On motion adjourned till tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. 

Prayer by C. Y. Brooks. 



SATURDAY MORNING. 



Eev. C. Y. Brooks conducted devotional exercises. 
Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 
The Committee on Printing Minutes made the following 
report : 

We, your Committee on Printing, recommend that this body print its 
proceedings in the minutes of the annual Association as was done last 
year. We further recommend that we raise $3.50 at this meeting to 
defray expenses of said printing. C. V. Brooks, 

R. B. Lineberry, 
J. T. Paschal, 
Eeport adopted. Committee. 






APPENDIX. 25 

"The Need of Missionaries in our Sunday Schools" was 
taken up and after interesting speeches by E. B. Lineberry 
and Eev. 0. L. Greaves, was laid on the table. 

Eev. C. V. Brooks discussed in a very satisfactory manner 
the next query, "The Best Means of Developing Christian 
Character in our Sunday Schools." Tabled. 

Dr. O. B. Strowd arrived from Mineral Springs Sunday 
School. 

J. T. Paschal and E. B. Lineberry spoke on "The Duty of 
Parents Toward the Sunday Schools," and pending the dis- 
cussion of the subject the Association adjourned for dinner. 



SATURDAY AFTERNOON. 



Singing by the choir. Prayer by Eev. K. C. Horner. 

The subject under consideration just before dinner was fur- 
ther discussed by Eev. K. C. Horner, and laid on the table. 

The Committee on Place and Preacher for next Association 

reported as follows: 

We, your Committee to name Place and Preacher for next Association, 
recommend Siler City as the place, and Rev. C. V. Brooks as preacher; 
alternate, Rev. W. H. H. Lawhon. R. B. Lineberry, 

S. WOMBLE, 

C. N. Bray, 

Committee. 
Adopted. 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EXERCISES FOR SUNDAY. 

10:00 o'clock a. m. — Address, Rev. K. H. Basmajian. 
11:00 a. m. — Sermon, Rev. C. L. Greaves. 
1:30 p. m. — Sermon, Rev. L. R. Dixon. 

Adopted. 

The query, "What Eelation have Sunday Schools to Mis- 
sions?" was discussed by Eev. K. C. Horner, Eev. K. H. 
Basmajian, Wm. Eogers, Eev. G. L. Finch and Eev. C. L. 
Greaves. Tabled. 

"Qualification and Duty of Teachers" was next discussed 
by Wm. Eogers and Eevs. K. H. Basmajian and W. H. H. 
Lawhon. Tabled. 



26 APPENDIX. 

Interesting speeches were made on the query, "What Rela- 
tion Should the Church Sustain to the Sunday School*?" by 
W. C. Petty and Rev. L. R. Dixon. 

Wm. Rogers offered the following query, "Ought Baptists 
to Patronize Sunday Schools which Use Union Literature?" 
Discussed by Wm. Rogers and Revs. C. L. Greaves and K. 
H. Basmajian. Tabled. 

Pastor and deacons of Siler City Church appointed a com- 
mittee to prepare program for next Association. 

Adjourned. 



The speaking was interspersed with good music. 

Rev. K. H. Basmajian contributed much to the pleasure 
and amusement of the congregation by his accounts of the 
manners, customs, religion, etc., of the Armenians. 



Rev. L. R. Dixon, Moderator, 



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MINUTES 



142nd ANNUAL SESSION 



£andy ZveeX Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH THE 



CHURCH AT COOL SPRINGS, MOORE CO., N. G 



OCTOBER Uth, 12th, 13th and 14th, 1900, 



Moderator — W. H. H. Lawhon, 
Clerk— Jas. L. Griffin, 
Treasurer — D. O. Bryan, 



Lawhon, N. Gs 

' Siler City, N. C. 

Jone.sboro, N. C. 



The next session of the Association will meet with the Church at Union Grove on 

Thursday before the second Sunday in October, 1901. 

The Introductory Sermon will be preached by K. C. Horner at 11 o'clock. 



COLE PRINTING CO., SANFORD, N. C. 



MINUTES 



142nd ANNUAL SESSION 



gandy Zvee\ Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH THE 



CHURCH AT COOL SPRINGS, MOORE CO., N. C. 



OCTOBER Uth, 12th, 13th and 14th, 1900. 



Moderator — W. H. H. Lawhon, - • Lawhon, N. C. 

Clerk — Jas. L. Griffin, - Siler City, 1ST. C. 

Treasurer — D. O. Bryan, Jonesboro, N. C. 



The next session of the Association will meet with the Church at Union Grove on 

Thursday before the second Sunday in October, 1901. 

The Introductory Sermon will be preached by K. C. Horner at 11 o'clock. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR POST-OFFICES. 



T. M. Baldwin, Rise, N. 0. 

D. C. Britt, Pittsboro, N. C. 

L. R. Dixon, Goldston, N. C. 

(). T. Edwards, Mt. Vernon Springs, N, C. 

G. L. Finch, Carthage, N. 0. 

S. Gilmore, Goldston, N. C. 

K. C. Horner, Harpers Crossroads, N. 0. 

S. Albert Ives, Pineblnff, N. C. 

W. G. Kino, Carthage, N. C. 

W. H. H. Lawhon, Lawhon, N. C. 

I). R. Sears, Siler City, K C. 

J. L. Smith, Siler City, N. C. 

N. B. Cobb, Harrell's Store, N. C. 

P. F. Ferguson, Lambsville, N. C. 

A. K. Scotten, Coleridge, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



K. C. Horner, Chairman Harper's Crossroads, N. C. 

J. A. Ballentine, Secretary and Treasurer-- Jonesboro, N. 0. 

R. B. Lineberry Pittsboro, N. C. 

Laban Moon Harper's Crossroads, N. C. 

T. M. Baldwin Rise, N. C. 



TRUSTEES OF ASSOCIATIONAL SCHOOL. 



W. H. H. Lawhon 1902 

D. O. Bryan 1902 L. R. Dixon 1902 

J.M.Jordan 1903 J. T. Paschal 1903 

N". A. Gilmore 1903 B. B. Phillips 1901 

John D. Dorsett 1901 O. B. Strowd 1901 



PROCEEDINGS 



SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



Sanford, K". C., October 11, 1900. 

The 142nd annual session of the Sandy Creek Baptist Asso- 
ciation convened with the church at Cool Springs, Moore 
County, N. C. 

D. C. Britt preached the Introductory Sermon. 

After an intermission of one hour, Moderator Dixon read 
the 107th Psalm and called the Association to order. 

Letters from the several churches were read by G. L. Finch 
and D. C, Britt. 

DELEGATES ENROLLED. 

Aberdeen — B. D. Williams and J. W. Smith. 

Bear Creek— I. B. Hatch, J. M. Stinson and D. F. Wilkie. 

Bethany— E. D. Nail, Jr., A. G. Burk and W. A. Glass. 

Bethlehem— Eli P. Seawell. 

Carthage — W. C. Petty and Thomas Seawell. 

Cool Springs — Levi Gunter, J. W. Ellis and J. J. Sanders. 

Brush Creek — IS". J. Dixon, J. A. Ellis aud H. M. Gee. 

Cameron — E. P. Eodwell, Wm. Rogers and Chas. C. Jones. 

Deep River — W. W. Caviness, A. K. Scotten and George 
Davis. 

JEmmaus — R. E. Webster, B. E. Moody and Fred Foushee. 

Ephesus — John Tyson, J. J. Lawhon and M. ~N. Spivey. 

Fall Creek — W. P. Myrick, A. C. Jones and E. E. Brewer. 

Gum Springs — Charles Poe, M. T. Wilkie and Cary Lasater. 

Hickory Mountain — E. V. Straughan, W. Y. Cheek and W. 
J. Hackney. 

Jonesboro — J. A. Ballentine, W. I. Brooks and G. C. Hunt. 

Love's Creek — A. W. Fitts, V. M. Dorsett aud J. F. Teague. 

May's Chapel — W. H. Burns, N. A. Gilmore and J. C. 
Rogers. 



Mineral Springs — H. Q. Dowd, N. Jones and J. A. Dowd. 

Mechanic's Hill — George Moore, A. D. Tucker and John R. 
Man ess. 

ML Pleasant— Joel A. Kivett, O. H. Welsh and G. B. 
Williamson. 

Moon's Chapel — J. M. Jordan, Thomas Lane and H. H. 
Jordan. 

Mi. Olive— M. T. Walters, W. M. Ellington and S. M. 
Lewis. 

New Salem— U. N. Perry, C. K Justice and B. F. Poe. 

Pine Grove — M. E. My rick and J. H. Myrick. 

Pinebluff—ll. M. Hilburn, S. Albert Ives and Fleet F. 
Hilburn. 

Pittsboro — R. H. Dixon, R. S. Eubanks and H. T. Chapin. 

Rives' Chapel- J. T. Carter, H. O. Clark and R. J. Watson. 

Rock Spring — A. R. Poe, J. M. Dismukes and Thomas 
Collier. 

Rocky River— J. M. Bridges, J. M. Edwards and J. D. Fox. 

Sandy Branch — J. R. Wcfthble, E. S. Phillips and S. Womble. 

Sanford— E. A. Griffin, G. W. Temple and C. H. Smith. 

Siler City— J. N. Peoples, D. L. Webster and J. L. Griffin. 

Sandy Creek— J. M. Williams, E. M. Siler and Millard 
Frazier. 

Staley—J. W. Staley, C. H. Frazier and I. T. Frazier. 

Southern Pines-Q. H. Sadelson, N". D. Wills and C. R. 
Jones. 

Tyson's Creek — B. B. Phillips, Laban Ellis and Laban Moon. 

Union Grove — W. W. Brady and Robert Hancock. 

MINISTERS PRESENT. 

D. C. Britt, G. L. Finch, S. Gilmore, L. R, Dixon, O. T. 
Edwards, W. H. H. Lawhon, K. C. Horner and A. K. Scotten. 

VISITORS. 

Rev. J. H. Rich, of the North Carolina Baptist: Rev. R. M. 
Hilburn 5 C. Y. Brooks, of the Raleigh Association; B. W. 
Spilman, of the Sunday -School Board ; C. A. G. Thomas, 
pastor of the Sanford Church; and J. W. Jenkins, of the 
Piedmont Association. 



OFFICERS. 

Officers were elected as follows: Moderator, W. H. H. 
Lawhon; Clerk, J. L. Griffin; Treasurer, D. O. Bryan. 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE MODERATOR. 

Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of the Cool Springs 
Church. 

Order of Business — K. C. Horner, J. M. Jordan and Walter 
F. Gilliam. 

Periodicals — L. R. Dixon, E. V. Stranghan and G. W. 
Temple. 

State Missions— D. C. Britt, G. H. Sadelson aud Charles Poe. 

Foreign Missions — O. T. Edwards, R. S. Enbanks and J. M. 
Bridges. 

Home Missions — G. L. Finch, R. H. Dixon and Henry Gee. 

Education — K. C. Horner, J. M. Stinson and W. V. Cheek. 

Temperance— S. Gilmore, L. Moon and S. Womble. 

Sunday Schools — H. T. Chapin, H. M. Perry and J. J. 
Lawhon. 

Prayer Meetings— A. K. Scotten, E. A. Griffin and E. P. 
Sea well. 

Orphanage— J. A. Ballentine, V. M. Dorsett and Eli Brewer. 

Libraries — Wm. Rogers, J. M. Tyson and L. Moon. 

Relief Board— J. M. Arnett, C. H. Smith and W. H. Burns. 

Oolportage—D. L. Webster, N. A. Gilmore and M. E. 
Myrick. 

Auditing — J. W. Smith, J. A. Dowd and J. F. Teague. 

Nominate Executive Board — W. I. Brooks, W. J. Hackney 
and N. A. Jones. 

Nominate Trustees of School — H. T. Chapin, PL Q. Dowd 
and N. A. Jones. 

Place and Preacher for Next Association — B. B. Phillips, M. 
Myrick and Robert Hancock. 

The church at Pinebluff petitioned for admission into the 
Association. The Moderator appointed S. Gilmore, D. C. 
Britt and G. H. Sadelson a committee to investigate and 
report as to the orthodoxy and loyalty of said church to Bap- 
tist principles. 

On motion the Association adjourned to meet at 9:30 o'clock 
a. m. tomorrow. 



FRIDAY, OCTOBER J 2th. 



Devotional exercises were conducted by G. L. Finch. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

Letters from Sandy Creek, Mt. Pleasant, Mechanic's Hill 7 
Staley, Pinebluff, Carthage and Bethany were read. 

Visitors reported themselves as follows: L. Johnson, J. W. 
Bailey and L. D. Hunt. 

The committee to investigate the faith and covenant of the 
Pinebluff Church recommended that said church be received, 
and the right hand of fellowship was extended to its delegates 
by the Moderator. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

We, your Committee on Order of Business, recommend that the Asso- 
ciation meet at 9:30 o'clock a. m. and spend thirty minutes in devotional 
exercises, and that the reports be taken up in the following order and 
according to the following schedule : 

FRIDAY. 

Miscellaneous Business 10:00 a. m. 

Orphanage 10:30 " 

Education 11:30 " 

Adjournment 12:30 p. m. 

Home Missions 2:00 " 

Relief Board 2:45 " 

Prayer Meetings 3:15 " 

Temperance-. 3:45 " 

Libraries 4:10 " 

SATURDAY. 

Devotional Exercises 9:30 a. m. 

Miscellaneous Business 10:00 " 

Periodicals 10:30 " 

Foreign Missions 11:30 " 

Adjournment 12:30 p. m. 

State Missions 2:00 " 

Trustees of School 3:00 " 

Sunday Schools 3:30 " 

Colportage 4:00 " 

Other Reports 4:20 " 

K. C. Horner, 
J. M. Jordan, 
Walter F. Gilliam, 

Committee. 
Adopted. 

ORPHANAGE. 

A recent statement of existing conditions at our Thomasville Baptist 
Orphanage by the General Manager, Rev. J. B. Boone, shows every avail- 
able space now full, and increasing applications as the winter approaches 
for homes for our fatherless ones. What shall the answer be to these 
touching and pitiful appeals ? 



In addition to the regular current expenses, there is pressing need for 
funds for enlargement and improvements. 

Your Committee most earnestly commends this institution and its 
glorious work to the consideration, beneficence and prayers of all our 
people. J- A. Ballentine, 

E. C. Brewer, 

V. M. DORSETT, 

Committee. 
The report was discussed by C. A. G. Thomas and J. A. 
Ballentine, after which a cash collection was taken for the 
Mills Building, amounting to $14.80. The churches pledged 
$165.00 for general expenses and $7-3.00 for the Mills 
Building. The report was adopted. 

EDUCATION. 

'. ' Knowledge is power " is a proverb which is universally commended. 
It has been proved within the lines of civilization and in every detail of 
common life. It is not an intellectual speculation; it is a discovered and 
an universally affirmed fact. An educated person, therefore, is a power. 
This power enlarges opportunities and responsibilities. If this power is 
dedicated to the Lord, it is elevating, ennobling and refining; but if dedi- 
cated to Satan, it is supplanting, beguiling and ensnaring. Parents 
should, then, send their boys and girls to institutions of learning, the 
managers of which are Christian men and women, under whose foster- 
ing care both heart and mind may be trained co-equal ly and aright. Can 
we compute the intrinsic value of such training? Certainly not. 

We note with pleasure that there has been quite an increase in the 
patronage this year in all the leading institutions of our State. For this 
we ought to be profoundly grateful. 

We are proud of Wake Forest College and her history. She is second 
to no other college in the South, and not excelled, perhaps, by any in 
our country. Through her we are providing for free instruction for 
worthy and indigent young men who feel called of God to preach the 
everlasting Gospel, and, through the Board of Education, we are aiding 
about thirty-eight of these young men. Others, none the less worthy, 
are asking for help. Shall we help them? We should, and that right 
early. 

Our Female University, located at Raleigh, is the youngest child of 
our Convention; but she is " well grown of her age." Last fall it opened 
with a number of students so large as to compel the purchase of another 
building. This fall the opening has been quite as remarkable, the pur- 
chase of two other buildings having been necessary by the large increase 
in attendance. There are now present over 156 boarding students. The 
task most pressing upon Baptists is the relief by this institution of its 
oppressive debt, and this is hoped to be accomplished within twelve 
months. 

The x4_ssociational School at Mt. Vernon Springs is offering excellent 
educational facilities. Professor Yates is doing thorough and substantial 
work. We recommend him to the people as worthy of their patronage, 
and hope for an increase of the same. K. C. Horner, 

J. M. Stinson, 
W. V. Cheek, 

Committee. 

Eev. K. C. Horner began the discussion. Dr. Mitchell 

represented the Board of Education and called for pledges. 



Interesting speeches were made by D. C. Britt, D. L. Webster 
and L. Johnson. The pledges amounted to $79.50. The 
report was adopted. 

Adjourned for dinner, during which time the Trustees of 
the School met. 

After dinner Moderator Lawhon called the Association to 
order. 

PERIODICALS. 

In our efforts to extend the Master's Kingdom it is needful that we 
circulate religious literature. We have many good and worthy periodicals 
published by our denomination: The Biblical Recorder, North Carolina 
Baptist, Charity and Children, Foreign Mission Journal, Home Field, and 
the Sunday School literature of our Southern Baptist Convention, all 
of which we would recommend to the patronage of our people; but as 
the Biblical Recorder is the organ of our Convention, and lias so long 
stood by our interests, and done so much to promote our growth, proving 
to be a helper in every department of our work, we would especially 
recommend it to our people. We feel safe in saying it was never more 
ably edited than at present; well arranged, well printed with good type 
and on good paper. In doctrine it is sound, and should make its weekly 
visit to every Baptist family in North Carolina. 

L. R. Dixon, 
G. W. Temple, 
E. V. Straughan, 

Committee. 

Eev. L. E. Dixon made the opening speech, and was fol- 
lowed by Editor J. W. Bailey, of the Biblical Recorder, and 
Rev. J. H. Rich, representing the North Carolina Baptist. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

State Mission work for more than a century has been, and is today, 
foundation-work. For more than one hundred years the Baptists of North 
Carolina have been engaged in it. State Missions include every practical 
effort to give the Gospel to the people in every destitute section of North 
Carolina. This work has developed within the last twenty years so rap- 
idly that today it stands as the giant of the objects claiming the atten- 
tion, money and prayers of the great Baptist host of North Carolina. 

Twenty years ago there were only twenty-four Associations co-oper- 
ating in the work of the Convention; now there are fifty-six. Then oar 
people gave $2,875.70 and two missionaries for the salvation of the 
heathen; now we give $9,000.00, and since then forty missionaries have 
gone to preach the Gospel of Christ to the heathen. Twenty years ago 
we gave $4,000.00 to State Missions and had eighteen missionaries; now 
we give more than $20,000.00, and have a missionary force of about one 
hundred in our State. Then we gave a little more than $1,000.00 to 
Home Missions; now, $5,000.00. Then we had no Orphanage; now, a 
home for orphans well supported and managed. Then Wake Forest 
was in a struggle to live; now, equipped and endowed with more than 
$250,000.00. Then, no Baptist Female University for the education of 
our young women; now, a structure unexcelled in the South. 

In a hundred or more towns, villages and neighborhoods, from the 
mountains to the sea, State Missions have built churches, organized Sun- 
day Schools, preached the faith once delivered unto the Saints, met the 



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enemy in dens of ignorance, superstition and sin, and have placed on the 
side of righteousness a host of 170,000 strong. 

Last year (1899) our State Mission Board did Mission work in more 
than thirty-one Associations of the State, aided some in District and Gen- 
eral Missionary work among the colored people, kept a General Mission- 
ary in Western North Carolina, kept in the field a Secretary of the 
Sunday School Department, and a Corresponding Secretary, whose time 
and talents were spent in the State Mission fields, and who have done 
faithfully and efficiently a work unequaled anywhere among our Southern 
people. 

The year 1900 finds our forces still surging to the front. In many 
respects it is a year of trial and difficulty, but the work goes on. The needs 
now are great. The educational movement in the West, the destitution 
in the East, and the factory problem all over the State, call to us for 
money, for study, for prayers, for effort. We hold the keys to the situa- 
tion. Shall we unlock and take North Carolina for Christ ? Let us go 
forward. 

We urge that the churches composing this body increase their pledges 
and take collections for State Missions from this meeting until the Con- 
vention meets in December next. D. C. Britt, 

G. H. Sadelson, 
Charles Poe, 

Committee. 

This report was most ably discussed by B. W. Spilman. 
Pledges were called for, amounting to $171.00. 



TEMPERANCE. 

Your Committee on Temperance begs leave to report: We, as Baptists, 
claim that we must have, "thus saith the Lord," for what we believe 
and practice. Therefore, if we would be consistent, we must quit using 
intoxicating liquors as a beverage; for the Biblical definition of the word. 
"Temperance" is the moderate use of that which is useful and neces- 
sary, and total abstinence from that which is pernicious and hurtful. So 
some of us know from observation, and many know from sad experience, 
that the use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage is injurious — physically, 
morally and financially. So your Committee recommends to our churches 
that they require their members to conform to the teachings of the Scrip- 
tures on this subject. Respectfully, 

S. Gilmore, 
L. Moon, 

S. WOMBLE, 

Committee. 

Eemarks were made by S. Gilmore, D. L. Hunt and E. M. 
Hilburu. 

Adjourned, with prayer by Dr. Mitchell. 

J. W. Bailey lectured at night in the Sanford Baptist 
Church. 



10 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER J 3th. 



The Association met at 9:30 a. m. and devotional exercises 
were conducted by E. M. Hilbnrn. 

LIBRARIES. 

We find that of the thirty-nine churches composing the Sandy Creek 
Association twenty-nine report no library. We believe this is a great mis- 
take, and would earnestly urge upon every church the importance of 
securing at once a library of such books as will teach the young about the 
Christ, the Saviour of sinners, that they may thereby be" led to trust in 
Him. We would also urge the importance of including in these libraries 
a number of such books as will instruct our young people in the doc- 
trines of our denomination, which teaching has been sadly neglected. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. Rogers, 
J. M. Tyson, 
L. Moon, 

Committee. 
This report was well discussed by Wm. Rogers. 

PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Your Committee on Prayer Meetings, seeing the spiritual need in our 
churches, and believing prayer meetings to be a great spiritual feeder to 
every individual church, would recommend that each church come 
together as often as possible in this capacity of worship, and that pastors 
encourage their congregations along this line of religious service, that 
spiritual life may be maintained in our midst, and that Christ and His 
kingdom may be advanced. A. K. Scotten, 

For Committee. 

Report adopted. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Millions upon millions — yea, hundreds of millions — in darkness and 
night are going down to death. We have the blessed light of life. We 
rejoice, we glory, we delight, in the love of God. Shall we deny this 
blessing to others? How does God regard the situation? We read (Jno. 
3:16) that " God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son 
that whosoever belie veth in Him should not perish, but have eternal 
life." Christ said (Jno. 20:21): "As the Father hath sent Me, even so 
send I you." He said also: "Go ye into all the world and preach the 
Gospel to every creature." (Mark 10:15. ) 

Our commission is plain enough. The results of our work in heathen 
lands have been wonderful blessings from God; yet our people wait. 

About one dollar in every fifty given for benevolence goes for Foreign 
Missions. Is there not selfishness even in our giving ? Here we have 
one preacher for every 750 of our people; there whole cities and territo- 
ries, with hundreds of thousands of perishing souls, have no Gospel 
preacher. Is this just as Christ would have it ? Three hundred here to 
one there. Should we not pray the Lord to send forth more laborers 
into the harvest ? But who can pray and not help ? God calls on us to 
support them. Instead of the people of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion averaging nine cents per capita, and the Sanday Creek Association 
only about six cents per member, let us go up to one cent per month. 
This will be a glorious advance. 



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Let us all study I. Cor. 16:2, and try to comprehend our several indi- 
vidual duties, and thus become large-hearted reformers in our Mission 
work, leaving the old standards and leading out our brethren to greater 
things for God. 

Unusual opportunities will soon open to us in China, and let us be pre- 
pared in heart and hand, and in purse, to go up and possess the land. 

For further information on this subject your Committee would refer 
you to our denominational papers, and especially to the Foreign Mixtion 
Journal, published at Richmond, Va., which contains many instructive 
letters from our missionaries. O. T. Edwards, 

ROM. S. EuBANKS, 

J. M. Bridges, 

Committee, 

Strong speeches were made by L. Johnson and D. 0. Britt, 

after which the churches pledged $146.00. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

It is hard to overestimate the importance of the work being done by 
the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. A glance 
at what the Board is undertaking will give us some idea of the greatness 
of its work: 

1. There is the work among the Indians. — There are several thousand 
Indians living in the territory of the South — some of them in North Caro- 
lina. The Home Board is giving them the Gospel of Christ. 

2. The work among the foreign population. — In Louisiana, Missouri, 
Texas, and many other Southern States, there are already thousands of 
Germans, Irish, Spaniards, French and Chinese, while others are con- 
tinually flocking to our South-land. These our Board is trying to supply 
with the Gospel. 

3. The work among the negroes. — The South is the home of the negro, 
and the Lord seems to have laid upon Southern Baptists, in a peculiar 
sense, the responsibility of giving them the Gospel, making them better 
citizens, and lifting them to that position which they as Americans 
should fill. 

4. To build churches and chapels in Southern cities. — These are cen- 
ters of power and influence which we cannot afford not to cultivate, and 
we must see that in them there is a sufficient, number of sacred edifices 
dedicated to the service of God. 

5. The work in Cuba. — God, in His providence, has opened wide to 
us Cuba's doors, and bids us enter and reap a glorious harvest. The 
people are eager for the Gospel as we preach it, and for us to fail to do 
our duty in this moment of supreme need can but bring upon us the dis- 
pleasure of the dear Lord who died to save us. The Board, we doubt 
not, could wisely spend on the island of Cuba alone every dollar raised 
by Southern Baptists for Home Missions. 

Let us, as an Association, rise up in our might and rally as never before 
to the support of this Board, which has asked for an increase of $25,000.00 
for next year; and your Committee would respectfully suggest to the 
churches of this Association that they at least make an honest effort to 
double their contributions to this work during the year to come. 
Respectfully submitted, 

G. L. Finch, 

For the Committee. 

This subject was handled with great force and power by J. 

W. Bailey. The pledges amounted to $109.00. The report 

was adopted. 



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The Association adjourned for dinner. 

After dinner Moderator Lawhon called the Association to 
order. 

MINISTERS' RELIEF BOARD. 

The work of the Ministers' Relief Board is to provide physical suste- 
nance to those faithful brethren who heard and heeded the Divine com- 
mission, and were active in their Father's business until the hand of 
affliction forbade. The money contributed to the work of ministers' 
relief is neither extravagantly nor promiscuously expended, but at the 
discretion of able and consecrated men. Therefore, we should rally to 
its support. 

Inasmuch as the needs of this Board are increasing more rapidly than 
the contributions to its work, and in consideration of its importance and 
the urgent calls it is making for brethren who have stood where we are 
now standing, and who have "cried aloud and spared not," your Com- 
mittee wishes to recommend that all churches take at least one collection 
for this Board during the year, and that the pastors present the needs 
and claims of this Board to their people, and give them the needed 
information concerning its work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. Arnette, 

For the Committee. 

The report was discussed by J. M. Arnette and adopted by 

the Association. 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The Sunday School today is the mightiest agency of the church — 
socially, religiously and, indeed, educationally. For efficient Bible teach- 
ing, genuine reform and true evangelization it occupies a place and posi- 
tion far above and beyond any other Christian institution of our 
churches. 

The Sunday School not only brings people to Christ, but fits and pre- 
pares them for Christian service. Eighty-five per cent, of the additions 
to our church membership come to it through the Sunday Schools; 
therefore, it becomes us as Baptists to see to it that such an insti- 
tution for good should be established, if not already so, in every church 
in our Association. We are told in the Scriptures to "search the Scrip- 
tures; " so we believe that it is of tremendous importance that our people 
should encourage, attend and support our Sunday Schools. 
Respectfullv submitted, 

H. T. Chapin, 
H. M. Perry, 

Committee. 

The report was made the special order for Sunday morning 

at 10 o'clock. 

ASSOCIATIONAL SCHOOL. 

We, your Trustees of the Sandy Creek Associational School, submit 
the following report: The third and most prosperous session of our Asso- 
ciational School opened August 7, 1900, under the management of Prof. 
A. M. Yates, with Misses Kate Allen and Lila Bailey, of Raleigh, as 
assistant and music teacher. At the present time, the close of the first 
quarter, there is evident increasing popularity, and a consequent growing 
patronage, which promise to make the present session the best in the 
history of the school. 



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Although a large majority of the Association is not enlisted in this 
work, and seems to be slow to appreciate the needs of Christian educa- 
tion in high schools, yet other denominations are contributing largely to 
the patronage of the school, and we hope that, with a greater awakening 
among ourselves and a broader and more concentrated effort, to make of 
this enterprise the success for which we have long been striving and 
praying. 

For lack of means we have, as yet, been unable to build the club 
boarding houses we so much need, and without which we cannot 
hope to compete with other schools which are offering these advan- 
tages. Although we are accommodating a few students in this way, yet 
even during the present session we have lost several prospective students 
for lack of clubbing room. We propose at an early date to put a man in 
the field to solicit funds for this part of the work. 

Balance on hand from last year's report $ 1.75 

Amount received from sale of lumber, etc 23.57 

Total $25.32 

Expended for repairs 4.50 

Balance on hand $20.82 

W. H. H. Lawhon, 
B. B. Phillips, 
L. R. Dixon, 
D. O. Bryan, 
W. C. Petty, 

Board of Trustees. 

The report was discussed by L. R. Dixon, W. C. Petty and 

A. M. Yates. Adopted. 

COLPORTAGE. 

We, your Committee on Colportage, feel there is great need in the 
bounds of the Sandy Creek Association for an active Colporteur, and 
recommend that a Colporteur be placed in the field at once, or at an 
early date, to take up the work that is so much needed. 

D. L. Webster, 

For Committee. 
Adopted. 

PLACE AND PREACHER FOR NEXT ASSOCIATION. 

We, your Committee on Place and Preacher for Next Association, 
recommend Union Grove as the place and Brother K. C. Horner to 
preach the Introductory Sermon. B. B. Phillips, 

W. R. Myrick, 
R. Hancock, 
Adopted. Committee. 

AUDITING. 

We, your Auditing Committee, beg leave to submit the following 
report: We have examined the Treasurer's book and find that he has 
received $288.71 and has disbursed $287.71, for which we find the proper 
vouchers, leaving a balance of- $1.00 in the treasury. 

J. W. Smith, 
J. A. Down, 
J. F. Teague, 
Adopted. Committee. 



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RESOLUTION OF THANKS. 



Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due, and hereby tendered, 
to the brethren, sisters and friends of this church and community for 
their kind and generous hospitality during this meeting. 

L. R. Dixon, 
For the Committee. 
Adopted by a rising vote. 

D. C. Britt was elected delegate to the Southern Baptist 
Baptist Convention; alternate, Kev. G. L. Finch. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Amount collections Mills Memorial Building $ 14.80 

' ' with letters, State Missions 36. 07 

" " Home Missions 34.78 

" " Foreign Missions 29.69 

" Associational Missions 1.16 

Education 28.75 

" " Orphanage 59.54 

Ministers' Relief Board 14.03 

" " Sunday School Missions 4.50 

" " Colportage .25 

Minute fund 27.69 

Total $251.26 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. 0. Bryan, Treasurer. 
October 13, 1900. 

Adopted. 

NOMINATION OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

We, your Committee to recommend members of the Executive Board, 
do most heartily endorse the present Board to serve for the next Asso- 
ciational year. W. I. Brooks, 

N. A. Jones, 
W. J. Hackney, 

Committee. 
Adopted. 

After a very pleasant and profitable session the Association 
adjourned to meet with the church at Union Grove, on Thurs- 
day before the second Sunday in October, 1901. 






15 



SUNDAY, OCTOBER J4tL 



The Sunday School mass meeting was conducted by W. C. 
Petty, who made a most practical and interesting speech. 
Addresses were also made by L. Moon and R. M. Hilburn. 

W. H. H. Lawhon preached in the house and L. R. Dixon 
preached in the grove. 

The day was beautiful and a large audience was present. 



SECTIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION. 



Brush Creek, 
Deep River, 

Fall Creek, 
Fork Creek, 



FIRST SECTION 

Moon's Chapel, 
Mechanic's Hill, 
Mt. Pleasant, 
Pine Grove, 



Sandy Creek, 
Staley, 

Tyson's Creek, 
Union Grove. 



Enmiaus, 
Hickory Mountain, 

Love's Creek, 



SECOND SECTION. 

Mt, Olive, 
New Salem, 
Pittsboro, 



Rock Spring, 
Rocky River, 
Siler City. 



Bear Creek, 
Bethany, 



THIRD SECTION, 

Gum Springs, 
May's Chapel, 
Mineral Springs, 



Rives' Chapel, 
Sandy Branch. 



Aberdeen, 
Bethlehem, 
Cameron, 
Carthage, 



FOURTH SECTION 

Cool Springs, 
Deep Creek, 
Ephesus, 
Flint Hill, 



Friendship, 
Jonesboro, 
Manly, 
Sanford. 



16 

Constitution of Sandy Creek Baptist Association, 



Article 1. This Association shall be composed of members not 
exceeding three in number from each church, chosen by the different 
churches in our union, together with such ordained ministers as may 
hold their membership with churches belonging to this Association. 

Art. 2. The application of any church for membership shall be 
referred to a committee, who shall examine its church covenant and 
articles of faith, and upon favorable report may be admitted as a con- 
stituent member of this body. 

Art. 3. In letters from the different churches shall be expressed the 
number baptized, received by letter, restored, dismissed, excommuni- 
cated, and has died died since last Association; also the total number in 
fellowship, together with the contributions forwarded. 

Art. 4. The members thus chosen and convened shall have no power 
to lord it over God's heritage, nor shall they infringe on any of the 
internal rights of any church belonging to the union, but shall sit only as 
an advisory council. 

Art. 5. The Association shall elect a Moderator, Clerk and Treasurer, 
annually, by the suffrages of members present; a majority of the ballots 
cast being necessary to decide the choice. 

Art. 6. There shall be appointed by the Association at each annual 
session an Executive Board, to consist of five members, whose duty 
shall be to solicit funds for the support of a missionary or missionaries, 
to labor in such destitute portions of the Association as they may desig- 
nate, and to disburse such funds as may be sent up to the Association for 
this purpose, drawing upon the Treasurer of the Association for any 
amount in his hands for this field of labor. It shall also be their duty 
upon the death of any of their numbers, or of the Treasurer of the Asso- 
ciation, to fill such vacancies. 

Art. 7. The Association shall withdraw fellowship from any church 
in her union who shall knowingly and willfully violate the Constitution, 
or depart from the orthodox principles of religion. 

Art. 8. Amendments to this Constitution shall be made only by the 
concurrence of two-thirds of the members of the Association present. 



The following resolution was passed at the 128th annual session, atMt. 
Olive, Chatham County, September, 1886: 

"Resolved, That the ordained Baptist ministers present at each session 
of this Association be, and they are, hereby appointed a presbytery for 
the purpose of examining into and passing upon the qualifications and 
fitness for the Gospel ministry all such candidates as the churches may 
from time to time recommend (by letters) to this Association for 
ordination." 



PLEDGES OF THE CHURCHES. 



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CHURCHES. 



Aberdeen 

Bear Creek 

Bethany 

Bethlehem 

Brush Creek 

Carthage. 

Cool Springs 

Cameron 

Emmaus 

Ephesus 

Fall Creek 

Gum Springs 

Hickory Mountain 

Jonesboro 

Love's Creek 

May's Chapel 

Mechanic's Hill ___ 

Mineral Springs 

Moon's Chapel 

Mt. Olive 

Pine Grove 

Pittsboro 

Pinebluff 

Rives' Chapel 

Rock Springs 

Rocky River 

Sandy Branch 

Sanford 

SilerCity___ 

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Tyson's Creek 

Union Grove 

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APPENDIX. 



PROCEEDINGS 



Sandy Creek Baptist Sunday School Association. 



The Association met April 27th, 1900, in its eleventh annual 
session, with the Church at Siler City, Chatham County, N. C. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by C. V. Brooks. 

At the opening of the afternoon session the following 
churches were represented: 

Aberdeen — Mrs. Yates. 

Bear Creek — S. Gil more. 

Brush Creek — D. H. Lambert, E. M. Edwards and Bailey 
Gilbert. 

Carthage — G. L. Finch and J. M. Arnette. 

Cool Springs — C. D. Groce and William Petty. 

Ephesus — Letter. 

Fall Creek— A. J. Brewer, T. B. Bray and E. C. Brewer. 

Hickory Mountain — W. J. Hackney, E. V. Straughan and 
N. B. Justice. 

Jonesboro — D. M. Brooks, C. V. Brooks and E. M. Hunt. 

Love's Creek— J. D. Dorsett and B. D. Smith. 

May's Chapel- W. M. Burns. 

Mineral Springs — W. B. Gilbert and N. A. Jones. 

Pittsboro — A. M. Moore and E. B. Lineberry. 

Pocky River — D. A. Lineberry, W. A. Duncan and J. W. 
League. 

Sanford— Letter. 

Siler City—W. A. Teague, J. L. Griffin and A. W. Jordan. 

Sandy Branch — G. W. Blalock. 

On motion women were accepted as delegates to the Asso- 
ciation. 

Ministers present: O. T. Edwards, D. C. Britt, G. L. Finch, 
S. Gilmore, L. E. Dixon, C. V. Brooks and D. E. Sears. 



APPENDIX. 21 

Superintendents present: S. Gilmore, D. L. Webster and 
T. N. Bray. 

Officers were elected as follows: Moderator, L. E. Dixon; 
Secretary and Treasurer, C. V. Brooks. 

The programme prepared by Pastor Finch was adopted. 

"Qualifications and Duties of Teachers" was discussed by 
S. Gilmore, D. C. Britt, O. T. Edwards and D. L. Webster. 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE MODERATOR. 

Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of Siler City 
Church. 

Place and Preacher — W. H. Lambert, W. M. , Brooks and 
W. J. Hackney. 

Printing Minutes— O. T. Edwards, C. V. Brooks and D. L. 
Webster. 

Union Meeting — William Petty, W. A. Duncan and W. M. 
Burns. 

NIGHT SESSION. 

"The Sunday School as an Evangelizing Agency " was dis- 
cussed by D. C. Britt and G. L. Finch. 



SATURDAY, APRIL 28th. 



S. Gilmore conducted devotional exercises. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

O. L. Stringfield was welcomed into our meeting. 

The Moderator read the clause in the Constitution with 
reference to membership in the Association. 

D. C. Britt offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted: 

Resolved, That the Constitution shall be so amended as to allow each 
Sunday School in this Association to send two sister delegates who shall 
be entitled to seats as delegates, but who shall not be permitted to enter 
into or participate in any public discussions. 

"What are Some of the Essential Equipments of a Suc- 
cessful Sunday School? " was discussed by J. T. Paschal and 
O. L. Stringfield. 

"What Class of People, if Any, Should be Excused from 



22 APPENDIX. 

Attending Sunday School f " This question was discussed by 
O. T. Edwards, O. L. Stringfield, K. C. Horner and D. L. 
Webster. 

AFTEKNOON SESSION. 

After two hours' intermission the Association was called 
to order. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON UNION MEETING. 

We, your Committee on Place and Preacher for the next Union, recom- 
mend Hickory Mountain as the place and D. C. Britt as the preacher. 

W. A. Duncan, 
W. B. Petty, 
W. M. Burns, 

Committee. 

" What are Some of the Best Principles and Methods to be 
Employed in Sunday School Teaching?" was answered by E. 
L. Wornble, J. M. Arnette and E. B. Lineberry. 

"What Opportunity Does the Sunday School Afford for 
Denominational Training?" Speeches were made by L. E. 
Dixon, D. C. Britt and O. L. Stringfield. 

PLACE AND PREACHER FOR NEXT ASSOCIATION. 

Place, Gum Springs Church, Chatham County; Introductory Sermon 
by G. L. Finch. D. H. Lambert, 

W. M. Brooks, 
W. J. Hackney, 

Committee. 

REPORT ON PRINTING MINUTES. 

We recommend that the proceedings of this Association be printed as 
last year. O. T. Edwards, 

C. V. Brooks, 

D. L. Webster, 

Committee. 

On motion Article IX of the Constitution was stricken out. 
A collection for the Orphanage was ordered for tonight. 

NIGHT SESSION. 

At 8 o'clock O. L. Stringfield preached from Psalms 22:10. 
The collection for the Orphanage amounted to $5.10. 



APPENDIX. 23 

SUNDAY, APRIL 29th. 



At 10 a. ni. D. L. Webster presided over the mass meeting, 
and talks were made by C. V. Brooks, O. T. Edwards, L. B. 
Dixon, and the Superintendent of the Methodist Sunday 
School. 

At 11 a. m. O. L. Stringfield presented the claims of our 
Female University. 

At 8 p. m. C. V. Brooks delivered the closing sermon. 



The choir rendered pleasant assistance during the entire 
session. The organ, the violin and the cornet were used with- 
out a single protest or objection. 



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